Restoring w/o disks?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Copious, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. Copious macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2009
    Here's the story: I bought an old macbook off my friend. Now I want to restore the software and hard drive to just the bare bones: iTunes, Safari, stuff like that. I don't really know how to do that without the disks for OS X.2, which he doesn't have because he got it off of somebody else. Is there a way to do this that doesn't involve the disks, or am I going to have to go in and manually delete everything?

    Any help is appreciated.

  2. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
    I would try to get my hands on the install discs or a retail copy of OSX. To get the install discs call up Apple and they will replace them for a small fee.

    By re-installing everything, OSX will be a lot snappier (I find) compared to if you just manually deleted everything.

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