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Questions about previously owned MacBook (white 2007)


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I recently got a used MacBook and have many questions as a first time MacBook owner. I have other apple products (iPhone 4 and iPad) so I am familiar with some apple features, however, since the computer was owned previously I am unsure how to "make it my own". I have submitted a request to re-register the computer in my name, since it was still listed as the previous owner.

So, my first question follows: How can I clean out the memory myself (or is that even possible)? I recently attempted to run the downloaded trial of Microsoft Word and I was alerted that there was "not enough memory or disc space to run Microsoft Word".

Any help/tips that can help me with transitioning to my new MacBook would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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You seriously need to free up some Hard Drive space. Start looking around for apps, documents, photos, and really anything else you don't need. Drag them into the trash and empty it.
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I have checked the trash, iphoto, documents, etc. and have not found anything. The guy told me when I bought it that he cleaned out the hard drive, but apparently it is still around somewhere. Where should I begin looking for these files? I'm still getting adjusted from using a PC to the MacBook...
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I have checked the trash, iphoto, documents, etc. and have not found anything. The guy told me when I bought it that he cleaned out the hard drive, but apparently it is still around somewhere. Where should I begin looking for these files? I'm still getting adjusted from using a PC to the MacBook...
Right click your "Macintosh HD" icon on your desktop, and click "Get Info". Post back here your available space, how much space is used, etc.

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Capacity: 74.21GB
Available: 45.48 GB
Used 28.73 on disk
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Also: I attempted to run the AHT and was given an "alert": 4SNS/1/40000000:TBOT

I found the Mac OS X Install disc so I attempted to run the test as suggested on the apple site, but I guess there was a problem. The only outlets I had plugged in the computer was the actual battery cord, which I must leave in because the computer will not stay powered on with out it (that's a whole new post...)

Any suggestions? I have made a genius bar appt. for this Friday so hopefully this time around I'll get some suggestions..
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Get the Macbox set and when your putting in the snow leopard go to utilities then data erase than the computer will be truly factory restored and it will be like it just came out of the box.
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I put in the disc and looked under utilities and all the applications came up...I didn't see data erase? I saw "disk utilities" and I attempted to erase there, but a window came up saying there were other documents that needed to be erased to free up space?

I am completely comfortable saying I don't know what else to do with this machine..
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Did you select your hardrive on disk utilities
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Yes. I found the OS X disc 1, but I dont have disc 2 so I cant "erase and install" OS X... kinda bummed now. Other suggestions?
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What version of mac osx are you running now?
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os x 10.5
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Then purchase the macbox set and install the snow leopard disc then once its installed restart your computer than put the snow leopard disc in in and then go to utilities then select english then ignore the installation because you've already installed it and then on the top bar apple menue then select utilities then select disc utilities. Now select your hard drive then go to erase after that restart then reinstall the discs
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