Reinstalling Mac OS X On My Macbook Air
Time to time your Macbook Air will begin to act strange and a little slower with the performance. This can happen because you install a program that may affected the system’s software. This problem can be resolve if you will reinstall your Mac OS X. The Mac OS X can be found on the CD or DVD that comes with the laptop when you receive it. Reinstalling the Mac OS X is a very quick way to restore the settings that where original from the factory. You don’t have to go to someone that knows about computers or software because there will be instruction, in the same time you install your OS, on screen. You can do it yourself. This article will describe the steps and some advices. For this you will need a Mac OS X and an optical drive.
The first thing you need to do is back up all your data on CD or DVD or on an external drive or USB flash.
In the optical drive put the CD or DVD that has the Mac OS X on it. When a window will appear give a double click on the option “Install Mac OS X”. When a new window appears click on the blue button that is labeled “Restart”. This indicates that the reinstallation of the software.
The third step is to type into the dialog box, the administrator user name and the password when the OS requires it. Click “OK”.
When the Macbook Air restarts select the language that you prefer and after that click the blue arrow that indicates forward to continue.
The fifth step is to note in the new window that opens “Leopard Installer”. And if you want to install the OS x click continue. Check the box that agrees with the terms and regulation of service.
The next step is to choose the location where the Mac OS X will be installed. To do that you need to click on the icon that indicates the Hard Drive.
There will be a window that will appear choose “Option”from there, if you have some files that remained unsaved you can choose “Archive and Install”, so that you will have also the old files. After the installing is over you can recuperate those files.
You can also preserve the settings from the previous OS by choosing from the same window as the one from the previous step; choose “Preserve User and Network Settings”.
If you do not want to save nothing you can choose “Erase and Install” option. This option will clean the computer from all the data that the old OS had.
Click OK to continue the installation of the Mac OS X and then continue.
After the installation is completed the computer will restart.
After the restart is completed reinstall all the programs that you lost and insert the backups for the data that the previous OS had.
Now the installing of your Mac OS X is completed. You can do it all by yourself without any help.11