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Sup guys,

I just lucked out and received a mac for basically nothing for helping my friend out. It's a mid 2007 macbook and this is my first. I got a few questions:
1) It's running 10.4.11 and it has all his stuff on the HD still. That being said, what I want to do is delete and wipe the hard drive clean and make it start brand new like it just came from Apple. The only restore discs I have are newer leopard 10.5.5 I believe. How do I about doing this, and will it work?
2) I know theres still many preferences I have to get used to and modify, but one that's really bothering me is that I can't hold down the down arrow and scroll down a page. (web, word, anything!) Instead it only lets me tap the down arrow over and over again to get there. Any ideas?

thanks guys, I hope I'll enjoy my mac experience
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I am very sure you will get lots of responds to this.
Here is what I think

The Leopard 10.5.5 only works with the new UNIBODY macbook/macbook pro.
I could be wrong, but that's what I learned when I reloaded a Macbook Pro unibody 2.4ghz. It needs ONLY 10.5.5, won't work with anything else.
Why? the new macbook/macbook pro laptops use the new NVIDIA 9400/9600 video card and other components
that require different drivers than the older macbook/macbook pro.


You will need 10.5 or 10.5.2 or 10.5.6 to do a fresh install on the 2007 macbook.


About scrolling. I know in Leopard, you can do 2 finger scrolling on the trackpad.
Check the preferences for the trackpad for "click/drag and 2 finger options".


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Sup guys,

I just lucked out and received a mac for basically nothing for helping my friend out. It's a mid 2007 macbook and this is my first. I got a few questions:
1) It's running 10.4.11 and it has all his stuff on the HD still. That being said, what I want to do is delete and wipe the hard drive clean and make it start brand new like it just came from Apple. The only restore discs I have are newer leopard 10.5.5 I believe. How do I about doing this, and will it work?
2) I know theres still many preferences I have to get used to and modify, but one that's really bothering me is that I can't hold down the down arrow and scroll down a page. (web, word, anything!) Instead it only lets me tap the down arrow over and over again to get there. Any ideas?

thanks guys, I hope I'll enjoy my mac experience

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1) It's running 10.4.11 and it has all his stuff on the HD still. That being said, what I want to do is delete and wipe the hard drive clean and make it start brand new like it just came from Apple. The only restore discs I have are newer leopard 10.5.5 I believe. How do I about doing this, and will it work?
Put in the disc, let it mount and double click the installer. It will restart the computer and start the install for you. Here is a guide that should help if you get lost. You have to make sure the disc is suited for your machine. Did you get a black install disc or a gray one? Are the gray one's (if you have these) for the MB you got (the gray discs are machine specific)?

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2) I know theres still many preferences I have to get used to and modify, but one that's really bothering me is that I can't hold down the down arrow and scroll down a page. (web, word, anything!) Instead it only lets me tap the down arrow over and over again to get there. Any ideas?
Do you mean that you can't scroll down the page by holding down the arrow keys? That shouldn't be like that. Try the install of Leopard and see if it persists. If it does, it could be the key itself.

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