5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 12, 2013 11:44 AM by RealBass
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Hi I´m new to Mac, and i need help with some questions:


I´v recently got an old MacBookAir1,1 Intel Core 2 Duo, 1,6 GHz, 2G RAM with OS X 10.5.8 (9L31a). and i whant to restore it to factory settings, dont whant to keep anything on it. I dont have a factory disk, and it dosent have a restore partition, plus thers something wrong with Finder becaus the bar just ceeps blinking and i cant open it. I´v tried to us force Quit but nothing happen it just ceeps blinking.

Thats why i hope that if i restore it it will work agin. But the onley option here if im not mistaking is to delete the hard drive and reinstall the OS. And if so can i install Snow leopord on it, directly or do i need to find the same OS version first?


MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Solved by Klaus1 on Apr 9, 2013 5:01 AM Solved

Start by checking if you can run Snow Leopard:


Requirements for OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'




The OS 10.6 Snow Leopard install DVD is available for $19.99 from the Apple Store:




and in the UK:




but no knows for how long it will be available.


When you have installed it, run Software Update to download and install the latest updates for Snow Leopard.


You should now see the App Store icon, and you now need to set up your account:




To use iCloud you have to upgrade at least to Lion, but some functions are only available in Mountain Lion:




You can also purchase the code to use to download Lion (Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM, running the latest version of Snow Leopard), or you can purchase Mountain Lion from the App Store - if you can run that:



Reply by Niel on Apr 9, 2013 12:53 PM Helpful

By using an external optical drive, such as Apple's USB SuperDrive.



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