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Macbook getting sloppy, no OS Disk.


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So.
I bought my macbook with OS 10.4 on it.
After quite a few years, it runs quite slow now, and a bit sloppy. I would like to buy a new one, but salvaging this one would work much better.
I have a spare hard drive which I have backed everything up onto. And am downloading the new snow leopard OS. I am going to try to burn these to a CD and then reformat. I have never done anything like this before on a Mac and any suggestions would be helpful. I can definitely see myself running into problems.
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So.
I bought my macbook with OS 10.4 on it.
After quite a few years, it runs quite slow now, and a bit sloppy. I would like to buy a new one, but salvaging this one would work much better.
I have a spare hard drive which I have backed everything up onto. And am downloading the new snow leopard OS. I am going to try to burn these to a CD and then reformat. I have never done anything like this before on a Mac and any suggestions would be helpful. I can definitely see myself running into problems.


Well, the first problem is that there is no place to download a legal copy of Snow Leopard.

As such, you'll not get any help here with installing it as this forum is located in the U.S. and does follow U.S. law.

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You can call Apple and request a replacement set of your original discs. I've seen reports of free to $20.

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In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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