3150 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2010 12:39 PM by direwolf8
The Mac Pro has 4 internal drive sleds, no cables, that just pull out and slide back in.
Pull out the original drive and see what else is there.
Buy yourself or use one of your own drives.
HOLD 'C' to boot from a DVD.
Holding OPTION or Alt will show a boot menu of valid boot volumes (can include Windows even). You could boot from Windows CD/DVD and nuke the whole thing.
Before installing, go to UTILITY menu and DISK UTILITY and ERASE the drive (not the subset volume).
Assume you know your way around Mac and OS, yes?
You don't know what was or wasn't, and if you don't own license for software etc that is on the computer, another reason to wipe it clean.
Start from scratch.
Call AppleCare Customer Support and they can send out discs for fee, insure it is 'legit' (need to give them the serial number from case).
No, you'll need to reload the software and re-enter the key. If you don't have the key and distribution media, then you don't have a license for the software and will have to purchase it. Sometimes the seller will leave software on the machine without the included licenses to make it more attractive to the purchaser -- but you don't really own the software.