Uninstalling MAC OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ddk121, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. ddk121 macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2006
    Wales, UK
    I would like to re-intall mac os x on my new macbook, thus saving me space by removing all the printer drivers. How do I custom install do chosse which drivers and applications I want to install? I have already re-insttaled once.
  2. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    I can't help you on how to do an OS X, no apps instal.

    You might want to read this article Scroll down to the bottom and look for the section titled "Free Up HD Space on OS X". This guy has a good set of tools listed.

    I don't think you will really save too much space by removing only print drivers and language localizations- you might get a GB or more. Ditch Grageband and it's library, and anything else you don't use.

    Search the forum for individual issues.
  3. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2005
    Ottawa, Canada
    You need to choose custom install. I don't think there's an option to select apps not to install, but if there is, is in there too.
  4. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

    Electro Funk

    Dec 8, 2005
    The Opium Garden
    this is correct... reformat the hard drive to wipe everything out and then do a custom install, or you could get monolingual to wipe all the languages and architectures off the machine that you dont need...

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