imac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kennyboy, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. kennyboy

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    my friend as a imac, now i dont have a clue about them never used 1 just been looking around it. he wants me to format it for him, i dont know how to so any pointers where to start on the forum. and can some1 tell how i find the spec, i dont even know the size of the screen, or is there a serial number anywhere. plus he cannot remember is password. it started of for his son for home work so of he goes and gets this canon pixma 2450 printer, gave it me to install the drivers for the printer, he said it only get put on once a month any help please.
     
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    ive just been reading. just looking about how to format this apple, is it right i can put windows 7 on it, is that possible.
     
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    kennyboy MDL Member

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    well i cannot believe my friend is the only 1 with a mac lol.
     
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    thank you mate ive just been looking at some videos, am i right in saying there is no support for snow leopard or have i read it wrong. i have seen somewhere but i dont remember that you can put windows 7 on it is that right thanks.
     
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    I could not tell you owt about what is supported or not. Sorry.

    Have you got the exact model number of this imac ?

    Post it up and I'll have a look round. I have never played with an Apple PC\lappy so not actually tried to put Windows on one.

    At a guess as long as it has Intel inside it will be more than likely to handle Windows but don't quote me on that. Could be fun trying to find out.

    As far as Snow Leopard goes, I do know that was the last OS X to come out on DVD. All the rest are .dmg files downloaded direct from the Apple Store.

    Get the model number and we can find out what is on the inside. Or try at least.
     
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    ok thank you where do i find serial number looked at the back, i can get into all setting i will post up what i can find im the apple imac through that way other than that im just lost, what i dont understand why you need a password just to install something a printer, hes done it because the hint is he, so user1 set it up.

    ok bear with me i have all the spec but if you want serial this is it w86040afu2r processor intel core duo. hope that helps ill post the rest soon thanks.
     
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    My experience of messing with OS X it will ask for a password for loads of things that will alter the system. I think you just have to get used to this. Not sure but at install I think you have to supply a password or it wont continue. Again dont quote me on that.

    I'll see if I can find any info with that number.
     
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    You can install Win7 on that machine.
    Search the ol' interwebs for 'bootcamp'.
     
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    On the OS X front

    Snow leopard can be bought for £15 direct from Apple.

    And if you are into such things, I just did a quick search on a well known torrent site and saw a "retail Snow Leopard" .iso image.