Clean install of leopard on imac c2d 2.16

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cpnotebook80, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2007
    Hi all,
    Ive had my white 20"imac for exactly a year now.I upgraded the OS to leopard.But i have so much stuff on it like photos mp3 etc..its very sluggish even with 2 gb ram.
    My gf got the alluminum one and its running smoothly tho she doesnt have 10k photos music files etc..
    I also have a WD backup external using time im u sing most of my stuff is backing up. (Cross finger)

    Now i want to start new year witha clean install of leopard and hopefully have all my photos music and mail! back on leopard without loosing it all.

    How should i approach this. Should i backup them seperately?
  2. ronainsworth68 macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2007
    Adairsville, Ga
    Time machine backup is good if you are just doing a re-install. I don’t know if you will be able to restore Time machine if you do a fresh clean install, if it does will you be able to pick and choose what files you want? If you have to do a full restore from Time machine there is no real point in doing the clean install. I would back up everything separately just to be safe.

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