Software Restore

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by c2kvette, Sep 8, 2003.

  1. c2kvette macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2003
    Charlotte, North Carolina USA
    My Mac at work is about 5 years old, and to my knowledge it has never had a software restore done to it. I've noticed every once and a while the computer seems to slow down, if I performed a software restore would it possibly take care of this?

  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    It could be possible that the HD has become fragmented, thus performance of the Mac will seem to drop as time goes buy. Also after a couple of years, lots of software could have been installed, then removed, but leaving "legacy" extensions and control panel in the System Folder which also become a burden on performance.
    So, I would say; Yes a clean install after 5 years would be nice going. :)
    Maybe a different OS on it? Which Mac is it? How much RAM?

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