Restoring my MBP (10.5.8)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chaseg22, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. chaseg22 macrumors newbie

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    So I've had my macbook pro for about 3-4 years now, and it is starting to run slow :( I want to reset it to factory settings and wipe everything? How do I do this? It never came with recovery disks?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Contact Apple for Replacement Restore DVDs (which includes iLife) or buy the 29 USD Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD (which excludes iLife) and either do a Erase and Install (10.5) or do a Clean Install (10.6).

    But maybe adding more RAM might alleviate the slowness.

     
  3. chaseg22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what would be the advantages of getting leopard? would it speed/slow up my laptop?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    You mean "Snow Leopard"? You already have "Leopard" (10.5).
    10.6 is more streamlined and a bit more compact, other than that, there is no real advantage for the average user already having Leopard.
     

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