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How to re-install Mac OS X?

1244 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2012 10:33 AM by noondaywitch RSS
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Jun 11, 2012 6:22 AM

Hi,

 

I am trying to re-install Mac OS X, but when it tells me to select a destination, no destination appears.

 

How can I re-install Mac OS X in this case?

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  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,475 points)
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    Jun 11, 2012 6:23 AM (in response to Retired 2011)

    What version of OS X are you trying to re-install?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,475 points)
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    Jun 11, 2012 9:20 AM (in response to Retired 2011)

    Is this the original machine-specific installer disk?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,475 points)
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    Jun 11, 2012 11:23 AM (in response to Retired 2011)

    I would try an archive and install:

     

    How to Archive & Install:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1710

     

    and this also:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2196?viewlocale=en_US

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,475 points)
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    Jun 13, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to Retired 2011)

    Leopard, like other obsolete versions of OS X, is no longer available from Apple.

     

    You need to find a black retail install disk at Amazon or eBay.

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
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    Jun 13, 2012 10:33 AM (in response to Retired 2011)

    Leopard is a paid upgrade, and originally cost about $130. It is only available on DVD.

    It will cost you more than that to get a copy now, as the number of retail copies out there is dwindling.

    The part nos. for Leopard retail discs were;

    MB427Z/A  Leopard 10.5.1 install DVD

    MB576Z/A  Leopard 10.5.4 install DVD

    MB021Z/A , MC094Z/A  Leopard 10.5.6 install DVD (single user)

    MB022Z/A , MC095Z/A Leopard 10.5.6 install DVD (5-user family pack)

    Prices on Amazon start at around $150 last time I looked.

     

    On the other hand if your computer meets the specifications, Snow Leopard is only $30 or less from the online Apple Store (no longer available in the high st stores).

    10.6 system reqs.png

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