I loaded my iMAC with MAC OS X (Tiger) sometime in Nov 06. Ever since then my MAC has not been the same. I cannot launch several programs to include: Safari, System preferences, MAC Update. Any program that requires internet access to perform its functions is not functioning. On the MAC website they want me to delete the operating system but that's impossible because the OS is running. I have deleted the old OS but it will not stay deleted, when I restart it all returns. When I insert the Tiger disk into the combo drive it reads it but will not allow me to reload the OS or uninstall the OS and return to the old OS. Only Netscape will launch and allow access to the internet.
My question is, how do I uninstall OS X (Tiger) and reinstall?
Thank you again
Open Disk Utility and Erase your entire disk, after you have backed everything up that you want to save. That should give you a better clean start. Then insert your install disk and follow prompts. It should be just like a new machine. Of course you will have to re-configure all of your internet settings, but I believe the installer opens a Set UP program after the system install for you to enter all of this info. Just have it on hand. Safari should re-install from your system re-install as it is included. I don't know why you would need Netscape, but if you want to use it, I would download the latest version and re-instal it too. I would also reinstall any other third party programs you want from scratch as well.
It will take a little time, so set aside an afternoon or maybe a day when you can work uninterruped and methodically.
Booting from the install disk should give you the option to reinstall it. During that process there are settings to delete the contents of the drive to ensure a clean instal. Remember however that this will wipe any personal files from the Mac as well and so back everything important up to external drives.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
In Firefox, click on Bookmarks, then on Show All Bookmarks. Assuming you have stored the bookmark in Bookmarks Menu, double-click on Bookmarks Menu to open it. Find the bookmark you want to delete, select it and press the delete key.
Step 1. Insert the retail Mac OS X Install DVD into your drive.
Step 2. Launch Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities).
Step 3. In Disk Utility, you will notice a white pane on the left hand side. In the pane, select the Mac OS X Install DVD by clicking on it once.
Step 4. Click New Image on the Disk Utility toolbar.
Step 5. A dialog box will appear. Give the new image a name. I used 'Mac OS X Install DVD'. Select the destination where you wish to save it. LeaveImage Format at Compressed (default) and Encryption at None (default).
Step 6. Click Save to begin creating the image.
Step 7. Once your image has been created DO NOT mount it. Leave the image alone and proceed to the next section.
Burning the Image...................
Step 1. Launch Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities).
Step 2. Click Burn on the Disk Utility toolbar (upper left).
Step 3. Navigate to where you saved the DVD image created in the previous section. Click on the image file, then click the Burn button. Do not drag and drop the image file into Disk Utility during this step.
Step5. Insert a DVD when prompted and proceed to Burn it. (use good quality media)
Using these exact steps I was successfully able to create a personal backup copy of Mac OS X Tiger. I hope this tutorial helps. Enjoy the newfound features in Tiger!
Meh, maybe your keyboard's batteries ran out. Maybe something else is wrong, like the connection. Have the mimosas you've been sharing with your keyboard had the cheaper brandies in them lately? Time for that AppleCare to come in handy.
Launch your Safari 4 and log in to your Hotmail Account
Open up Preferences
Under Advanced tab, check 'Show Develop menu in menu bar'
Search if Develop is available in your menu bar(top of your screen where you can find File, Edit and View etc)
Under Develop drop-down menu, open up User Agent and select Firefox for Mac
Yeah! I got that a lot! If you use virtual desktops sometimes it launches or is already launched, but on some other desktop that's not in focus. It turns out things just don't seem to be launching from the graphical interface; however, if you go into utilities and can get 'console' to launch you can see an error console that drops hints of why things aren't going smoothly.
Usually some resource limit (which you can change to fix things) is being exceeded...virtual memory in use, for example. Sometimes you just don't have the kind of CPU or videocard or Dock setup the program requires.
You should be sure check out the Missing Manual by David Pogue, and run an antivirus scan sometime, too. Salud!