Clean out the crud

Discussion in 'iMac' started by carfac, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. carfac macrumors 65816

    carfac

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    Is there anty way to clean out the crud on an existing install on an iMac? What I mean is take out the drivers and languages and such I will never use?

    Thanks!

    Dave

    Oh, I mean a SAFE way, no hacks!
     
  2. zephead macrumors 68000

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    You could get Monolingual, which takes out all the extra languages.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    I'm posting my standard Monolingual warning again. It's a great program, but be sure to uncheck everything in the Architectures pane before you run it. Otherwise it will break Rosetta on Intel Macs and you'll have to do an Archive and Install in order to rescue your system. It's mentioned in their FAQ, but IMO they don't do nearly enough to warn people about this and make the options unchecked by default.
     
  4. carfac thread starter macrumors 65816

    carfac

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    Thanks- especially for the warning- I would not have caught that.

    What about all the useless drivers?
     
  5. MacProGuy macrumors regular

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    Yes, yes, yes...

    You should do an archive and re-install of OSX... and choose only the base system install.

    DO NOT SELECT any drivers, languages, extra fonts, etc.

    Then... go into System Preferences... International, and delete each of them out of the list...

    I have a streamline process that really makes OS X fly... if you want... PM me, I'll send it to you :)

    Good Luck!
     
  6. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    well, select only the ones you are likely to use. Also, if you don't plan on using GarageBand or iDVD, deleting them saves a bit of space (around 4GB)

    by the way, could you send me that process thing please?
     
  7. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Could you post it here for all of us to read please?
     
  8. MacProGuy macrumors regular

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    Sure... give me a while to put it together. I'll post my install-process document here later this afternoon. If everyone likes it... maybe they will Sticky it :)
     
  9. bossass macrumors regular

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    Yes. With this help me with my MB? I have a 60gb HD with no music, no movies (all stored on an external firelite) and my only substantial files are photos (about 15gb or so). I only have like 3 free GB on that sucker now. What gives?
     
  10. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    my recommendation is to back any important data to your external HDD, erase and re-install OS X, omiting what you dont need. After that, go through and delete any documents you don't need, etc. Keep all rarely used documents on your external HDD. :)
     

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