6 Replies Latest reply: May 13, 2013 3:15 PM by Ralph Landry1
Kvarg Level 1 Level 1

I have an early 2008 iMac that came with Mac OS X 10.5 leopard. I have bought all os's since then, and Today I am using the most recent one, mountain lion. My question is, how can I reinstall the Mac OS X from scratch? Is there a quick way ? Or do I have to:

Find the leopard CDs that came with the iMac

And go through the cd installation.


Then, can I jump from leopard to mountain lion?

Solved by Kvarg on May 13, 2013 12:15 PM Solved
Thanks, Ralph. Very very prompt reply. This is precisely what I wanted to do.   You covered my question 100% I will go ahead and try it.
Reply by Ralph Landry1 on May 13, 2013 11:55 AM Helpful
If your goal is to just reinstall Mountain Lion, you can restart the computer holding the Command and R keys, then choose the reinstall OS X option from the utilities choices presented to you. That restarts the computer using the recovery hard drive that was created when you installed Mountain Lion...but note you must have an internet connection when you do this reinstall.
Reply by Ralph Landry1 on May 13, 2013 11:59 AM Helpful
The steps are given in: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH10763 for Mountain Lion...you do not need to go back and start over with Leopard or any other Mac OS X.

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