How to safely re-install 10.4 features?

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  1. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    I deleted some items that I would like to install again with my start up disk. I do not recall how to safely do this and just remember that doing it the wrong way can really mess things up. I want to install some fonts that I deleted with monolingual.
     
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  3. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That's not what I was thinking of specifically, but it is always an option. Though one I would rather not take if I don't have to since it is $20.

    I was thinking more specifically about just putting the startup disk back in and custom adding what I needed. Maybe I am off, but I thought I could do do something along those lines. :confused:
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    For individual component installation, Pacifist is probably your easiest option. Otherwise, I guess you could try an Archive & Install. Is that kinda what you're aiming for? What do you want to reinstall? :)
     
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    Let me put this out now in the morning because I am still lost at what I think should be a somewhat straight forward question for some people on here. I took off some fonts and keyboard layout stuff with monolingual and it is causing a problem now I think in microsoft word so it is those items I would like to get back. Can I do this by my startup disk without a fill archive and install?
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry mate, but not that I know of. Removing stuff with Monolingual's a bit of a problem 'round here and the only good solution so far has to been the Archive & Install. They're relatively painless and it shouldn't take too long, plus it gives you the option to continue on with your old Home account. Back everything up all the same though. :)
     
  8. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yeah, I think that's what I am going to have to do. Just remind me so I have a second opinion to back me up. I run an archive & install, the old user account becomes essentially dead, I create a new one. All my files are supposed to be there I think correct? And what about my system prefs? gone or still there? And finally, what do I do with the old account, just delete it?
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It'll run you through a series of questions and options giving you the opportunity to keep the settings and files. Whichever options you choose, it'll make a large folder on your drive called Previous System Folder (or something similar) which can be deleted. :)
     
  10. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000

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    A lot of smile faces lately my friend, a lotta smiley faces.....:)
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Haha, I know. It's a bad habit.


    At least I haven't used the Apple symbol yet though...
     

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