Saving the 8Gb on a clean install?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nampramos, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys,

    I just took my new Air Mid-2013 from the box and I was trying to do a clean install to save those 8Gb of extra stuff that I don't really need:

    - printer drivers
    - garage band
    - iDVD
    - etc etc etc

    But I'm not really getting any customise option for this! What am I doing wrong?

    There's a guide here on the forum but it doesn't work for me.

    I formatted the SSD with Disk Utility and then I went for the Install OS X Mountain Lion but I have no place where I can select what I actually want to install or not.
     
  2. Mac.User, Sep 20, 2013
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    There are no options.

    If you don't want that stuff you have to go in and manually delete it yourself.

    IDVD and a few things have to be installed from the App store after instal so when you are done reinstalling you will find some things are no longer on your machine.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So the guide here on the forum does not apply to ML anymore?

    Someone should update it then...
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure what guide you are referring to.

    EDIT: I found what you are referring to, that guide seems to be based on 10.5/6
     
  5. macrumors member

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    After a clean install, I usually run Monolingual to get rid of the languages I don't need. Usually saves a GB or two.

    http://monolingual.sourceforge.net

    I also delete the recovery partition and the sleepimage file.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Dude, just enjoy your Mac. All that trouble for 8GB is not worth it. Take the time you spend doing this and pay for your time by buying an SD memory card or something. You'll get more storage this way, I promise.
     
  7. macrumors 68040

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    Printer drivers are downloaded automatically when needed. They haven't been included for a couple of revisions now (10.7, I think)

    Garage Band is installed, by default, but not the loops. Delete garage band if you want to save the space.

    IDVD, I don't think is even included anymore. On my Work 2012 MBP, I don't think it's installed by default, and I don't think the Air ships with it either.

    As far as the base OS, I'm pretty sure that localization strings are not included anymore either. It also only ships with the Alex voice installed.

    Disk mapping software (such as Daisy Disk) will give you a good indication of what files/directories are taking up space. There are also free alternatives too. Just verify stuff before you delete (google it if you don't know what it is). Unix-based OSes, like Mac OS X, will let you erase everything.
     

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