installing os x, not installing all those extras?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by empezar, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. empezar macrumors regular

    empezar

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    Sorry if this is a really stupid question, but I don't really remember much from the OS X installation.

    Is it possible to NOT install iLife, and every other extra program that OS X installs during its installation?

    i.e. is it possible to NOT use the second CD during the installation?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    CDs? iLife? What version of OS X is this? Are you talking about the system restore DVDs that come with a computer, or are you talking about an OS X installation disc? OS X does not come with iLife to begin with.

    I think you change these options at that window where the customize option first appears in the lower left, but I'm not 100% sure now... because it's been a while for me also.
     
  3. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    I think the OP is talking about reinstalling 10.4 from the restore disks that came with his/her machine. Correct?

    During the install process you can choose whether or not to install any part of iLife, I elected to install everything but GarageBand. I think I might not have used the second DVD, I am not sure though.
     
  4. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    If they are the restore DVD's that came with your computer than yes, you can choose to not install iLife. From what I remember there is quite a lot of stuff you can choose not to install.
     
  5. empezar thread starter macrumors regular

    empezar

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    yes, it's the restore CDs to my mac pro :)

    thanks for the answers!
     
  6. qbmcnabb108 macrumors member

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    When you reinstall Mac OS X from the resotre dvds do you have to back up all your files or is it like an update?
     

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