Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 7:54 AM (in response to Mike Domke)
I woulkd erase the disk and then format it. Then I would install OS X from your discs and then run updates to bring it up to its current level.
BarryiMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 4 GB memory,DSL, Airport Express
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 7:55 AM (in response to Mike Domke)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to Barry Hemphill)
Follow up-Which disk do I use? The origional (10.5.X), or the Snow Leapord? When this is accomplished, will the person that purchased the computer be able to enter in his own information as if he purchased it new? How do I erase the disk? Sorry, I need a bit more simple instructions as I have not accomplished this before.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 10:36 AM (in response to Mike Domke)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 1:38 PM (in response to Mike Domke)
You should probably do a Leopard installation (10.5) as this will allow you to also install the iLife apps that came with 10.5. Then upgrade to Snow Leopard. The Snow Leopard install was just an upgrade and may not include the iLife apps. This is important as the current iLife apps from the Apple App Store are no longer compatable with OSX 10.6
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 1:16 AM (in response to Dansyacht)
Forgive me, I have just discovered more information. The person buying this is planning on upgrading to Mt Lion after I give it to him. It can be upgrated to Mt Lion if I leave 10.6.8, installed as it. If I run through this process, will the computer, when he receives it, be at 10.6.8? If not, or this can not be accomplished, then he would not be interested in purchasing this computer. Thanks a ton for all your help!!!
Wow, I'm not sure how that happened. Some how I hit a wrong button that "this solved my question" and I am not able to undue this.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 7:10 AM (in response to Mike Domke)
Yes, you can update to 10.6.8. There are two ways.
- After installing Snow Leopard use Software update under the menu.
- After installing Snow Leopard install the 10.6.8 combo update.
Method 2 is probably faster. Haven't done it myself though.
You can't undo a "This solved my question."