I have a MacPro 1,1 which was working just beautifully until a few days ago when my email was hacked and I am certain that something is going on with the machine. It crawls with operations it used to breeze through. I've installed virus protection software and it says nothing is wrong, but I just want a clean install. I know something is wrong.
Problem: This machine can't run Mountain Lion and the latest version of the OS that's supported on my machine (I think) is 10.7.5 (which it's running).
So my question: How can I get install disks for a clean install on a new hard drive? Any suggestions? I'd be willing to pay for them but I can't seem to find them anywhere online.
Any advice would be greatly appreicated. I'm a designer and this machine is my workhorse. Maybe it's time to upgrade???
option key and the option+r
That needs to be Command-R.
It needs to be held down immediately at Startup. (not in an already-running system)
And it needs to be on a keyboard Directly connected to a USB on the chassis, not through a display or any other Hub.