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Hello. I just got a g4 Mac for free from a family member. I don't know much about it. I have always wanted to try Mac but I'm a little confused right now so hopefully you genius can help me.

First off I know it's running leopard cause it's on 10.5.8. What I really want to do is just wipe it clean but I don't have a restore disk or the leopard disk. What would be the best way to go about wiping it clean.


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A soft, dry cloth.

Seriously, need to pick up an OS disk -- make sure you get the Retail (Black Disk).

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Yep, the only way to wipe it clean is to buy an installation disk and start from scratch.
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Since Leopard CDs are incredibly hard to find (and you can't use anything newer) and expensive, let me suggest that you simply create a new, fresh admin account and then delete whatever old one may exist. There's no reason to wipe the HD -- that's Windows thinking ("reformatting solves everything!").
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