How to Erase & Install on a Mac Mini

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    • 1). Insert the Mac OS X installation DVD into your Mac Mini.

    • 2). Restart the Mac Mini and hold down the "C" key on your keyboard during the boot process to load the Mac OS X installation DVD.

    • 3). Choose the language you want to use and click on the arrow button to continue.

    • 4). Open the "Utilities" menu at the top of the screen and select "Disk Utility."

    • 5). Highlight your Mac Mini's internal hard drive, which is usually labeled as "Macintosh HD," from the list on the left side of the window.

    • 6). Go to the "Erase" tab and click on the "Erase" button.

    • 7). Press "Erase" in the dialog box to confirm your decision to clear the data on your Mac Mini's hard drive.

    • 8). Open the menu labeled "Disk Utility" when the erase operation has finished and choose "Quit Disk Utility."

    • 9). Click on the "Continue" button to begin the process of reinstalling Mac OS X.

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      Press "Agree" to accept the license agreement

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      Highlight the drive labeled "Macintosh HD" and press the "Install" button to reinstall the Mac OS X operating system on your Mac Mini.

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