Clean install of leopard on imac c2d 2.16

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

  1. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

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    Toronto
    #1
    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 machine..so 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?
    thanks
     
  2. ronainsworth68 macrumors member

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    Adairsville, Ga
    #2
    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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