Re-insalling

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Camille, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. Camille macrumors regular

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    Hello all.
    I have some small problemes with my iMac G5. I have problemes with some apps and some problemes with the system like a non-normal-smoke when I put things out of the dock, that is different from the normal one ...

    I heard that re-installing tiger with the DVD helps...
    Is it true?
    If yes, I have some questions...

    I don't know,when I re-install tiger, if it will delete all my preferences.
    Will it delete my files?

    THANKS
    :)
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It's meant to smoke when you pull things from the Dock. Reinstalling the OS from the DVD will delete everything on your hard drive. I wouldn't bother with it personally.

    Tell us more about this abnormal smoke (and a picture would be awesome) and we may be able to find another solution. :)
     
  3. Camille thread starter macrumors regular

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    Don't say false things

    There is an option for not deleting files from the computer.
    Again, my question is if by reinstalling Tiger, will it delete the prferences ?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    But isn't that only if you're upgrading? I didn't think it worked if you downgraded, which you'd surely be doing.

    I'm not intending to say false things. :eek:
     
  5. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

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    Camille might mean archive and install with save user preferences and etc but I have no experience with any custom dvd install disks for computer only experience with the actual tiger dvd. Camille you might wanna see if you have that option of archive and install.

    read more about it here.

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/upgrade/
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107120
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301270
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, so can an Archive & Install write over a newer system then? I didn't realise that. Sorry Camille. :eek:

    Nevertheless, I still think you should treat a reinstall as a last resort though. Outline what exactly is wrong with your current system.
     

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