Lite install...Mac OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by CockyMB, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. CockyMB macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2007
    hi everybody,

    just got my first macbook (black)

    now i have a problem...
    i installed bootcamp and did the partition for windows...the installation did not work so i gave up and decided to stick with the OS X for now...
    went back to bootcamp and reformated the partition...( i have the 120GB HDD) i thought something was wrong so i popped in my cd that came with the macbook.
    now after the installation which by the way took like 3 hours i have 92GB free on the HDD now i am no expert but i think something is completly wrong..i may have been responsible for selectig all the otions it gave me on the recovery menu..

    so my question is:

    what are the basic options that i need to select ...i do not want most of the demo applications installed..and i do not need all th language packs..any help would be greatly appreciated...
  2. smueboy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2006
    So, if you want to bother re-installing the OS again, choose erase and install and then unckeck the things you don't want - like iwork demo, garageband, iweb, printer drivers you don't need, languages you don't need. Shoud save you quite a few GB.
  3. davidjearly macrumors 68020


    Sep 21, 2006
    Glasgow, Scotland
    To be honest, it is pretty self-explanatory when doing the install. Anything that is custom and able to be unchecked is stuff you do not necessarily need, but may want.

    Language packs can be uninstalled if you like without any detrimental effects. As can all of the printer drivers, but you may want to keep the ones for the models you have or are ever likely to use.


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