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    I just installed a new hard drive in my macbook..
    i have a late 07 macbook 2.1, ghz, 4gb ram, and just installed a new 250gb hd because other one went out. i dont have any of the disks or anything as i bought it used and the didnt have it. im thinking about buying leopard install disk from craigslist..is that all i would need? or would there be other disks i need besides the leopard install..? thanks

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    As far as installing the Mac OS...yes the Leopard disk is all you need.

    Obviously if you had other programs installed...you would need the disks for those applications as well.

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    thanks for the quick reply. i was asking because apple said something about defragmenting before doing so. but thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viiper21 View Post
    thanks for the quick reply. i was asking because apple said something about defragmenting before doing so. but thank you.
    Read this regarding fragmentation:

    About disk optimization with Mac OS X

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