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    need some serious help restarting my whole computer PLEASE HELP!! : )

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    need some serious help restarting my whole computer PLEASE HELP!! : )
    i have my memory almost full and would like to restart my computer to the factory settings. i would like to lose all my information and just start completely over. i don't have my original CD's that came with my macbook, but i do have my friends. PLEASE HELP!!

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    need some serious help restarting my whole computer PLEASE HELP!! : )
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    Short answer..... you need a backup that you've taken previously or a Mac OSX install disc appropriate for your Mac

    Why not just delete some files?

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    need some serious help restarting my whole computer PLEASE HELP!! : )

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    i dont want to go through ALL of my files, and then keep doing that over and over and over again when i keep running out of room. i rather just delete the whole thing and back up just my important files.

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    need some serious help restarting my whole computer PLEASE HELP!! : )

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    this seems like a back asswards way to do things

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    need some serious help restarting my whole computer PLEASE HELP!! : )

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    help??

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    need some serious help restarting my whole computer PLEASE HELP!! : )
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    Do you have an external hard drive that you can use for backing up those files you wish to keep?

    As you've already been advised, you need the disk set for your machine if you wish to re-install the OS. If you've lost them or misplaced them, order another set from Apple customer service.

    Also, if you keep running out of hard drive space (not memory) the cure is to purchase a larger hard drive for your machine.

    Regards.

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    need some serious help restarting my whole computer PLEASE HELP!! : )

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    so i can't use my friends CD's to re-install it?? i have to use the ones at the apple customer service??

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    need some serious help restarting my whole computer PLEASE HELP!! : )
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayallday View Post
    so i can't use my friends CD's to re-install it?? i have to use the ones at the apple customer service??
    You can not use restore CDs from other computers. You have to use the ones that came with your Mac.

    If you lost those you will have to get replacements from Apple.

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    need some serious help restarting my whole computer PLEASE HELP!! : )

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    thanks

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    need some serious help restarting my whole computer PLEASE HELP!! : )
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    wow, you are going about this completly wrong in my opinion. now i know that you just want to erase your hard drive and start over, but i think you should get an external drive to easily back up your nonessential stuff so the built in drive on your computer will have space.

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