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Restoring 4 Year old Macbook to Factory defaults

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I just got a macbook 15inch to fix for a friend of mine, she wants to save all music on it and speed it up a little. She says it running slow, so i wanna restore factory defaults and then install Max OS X Snow Leopard on it.

Only disc I have is Max OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 from her.. And the problem is I know nothing about Mac OS X lol . First time using it.. So anyone can help me out Much appreciated.
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post #2 of 5
Backup any data she wants saving, put the OSX DVD in, reboot and hold C to boot from said DVD.

Clearing the PRAM (I think that's what it's called) could also help, but I can't remember the key combination so you'll have to check it out.
    
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http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1329
Use this to get all the music off... you don't have to use an iPod.
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Was gonna use a external drive.. she has something like 170gb of music..
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post #5 of 5
Tried to post this earlier:

Assuming you don't want to wipe the system, it's best to install Snow Leopard from the desktop by sticking the disc in, double clicking the installer and following the instructions. It starts the process off there and does things like looking for nearby/current printers and a few other handy tricks.

If you're wiping and installing ignore all that, it makes no difference.

Moving the music onto an external permanently might help the swap file if she's regularly running out of RAM or just needs a bit more space. Can be a pain if you want to listen to your music when you take the machine with you somewhere else though.
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