Clean Up/Fresh Start
I would like to know if there's a cheap/easy way to "restore" my MacBook. I keep everything backed up regularly via Time Machine so I have all my data. I have an older MacBook (late 2006) my brother gave it to me and left some movies and stuff on there for me. It seems to be running very slow all the time so I want a way to clean it up and make it run faster. I would really like to just wipe the hard drive and start fresh but I don't want to lose my files. Also, the account name (or the one that shows up in finder/the side bar) is still his and I want to change it without losing access to all my stuff. Is there a way to do this?
- 07-18-2013, 10:29 AM #2
- 07-18-2013, 01:28 PM #4
Re: Clean Up/Fresh Start
Lion Disk Maker is an application programmed with AppleScript that you can use with Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and OS X 10.8 to burn a DVD or build a bootable drive from Mac OS X Lion or OS X Mountain Lion Installation program. As soon as you launch the application, it tries to find the OS X Install program with Spotlight. Then, it proposes to build a DVD or create a bootable install disk. It’s the easiest way to build an OS X Installer in a few clicks !
FWIW, I used this in the past to create bootable install devices (USB) for both Lion and Mountain Lion.
- 07-18-2013, 07:10 PM #6
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