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what is the best method to clear and reload my mac 10.5.8

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Peacy60 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 17, 2012 3:18 PM

I need to clear out my mac which has parralels 5 and my parralels has been corrupted and the are lots of old system accred over time.

I believe restarting from stratch will clear out all of the rubbish and speed up my system.

I can not afford a new computer

I have backed up my system using Carbon copy

Please help

iMac, iOS 5.1.1
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)

      1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

       2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

          *Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*

       3. Click the Erase tab.

       4. Click the disclosure triangle to the left of the hard drive icon to display the names of your hard disk volumes and partitions.

       5. Select your Mac OS X volume.

       6. Highlight the drive, select Partition Tab, then Format type... MacOS Extended Journalled, select the Security Options button, choose Zero Out Data, one pass, Erase... after completion do a new install.


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