Clean install of SL, but I still have issues

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nateeanes, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. nateeanes macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2009
    I've wiped my HD and re-installed SL. It seems faster, although there are still a few issues:

    1) iWork (Pages, Numbers) has very weird coloring. All the text looks light blue and/or cyan, and I can't fix it.

    2) Although initially Safari worked great, lately it's been going back to its habits of being slow and showing strange things like chopping up the 'Top Sites' view, i.e. rendering it in an off way.

    3) Adobe CS3 will not install properly. I get them loaded up, but when I try to launch a program, I get an error that says "licensing for this product has stopped working". I cannot get to the 'activate' page, even though I uninstalled and deactivated CS3.

    In the interest of full disclosure, I did restore my home account after clean installing SL-- maybe I should have brought the files over folder by folder rather than bringing back my whole home folder with its settings? I wonder if I accidentally brought over Adobe's FLEXnet folder too.

    Also, does anyone know if Adobe CS3 can cause these problems with Safari and other programs? It just seems that the whole machine was slower after installing CS3, even though I wasn't running the programs.

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. samh macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
    That's not quite a clean install, then, I think.
  3. nateeanes thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2009
    That's what I'm wondering-- it was a 'clean' install in terms of the fact that I wiped the hard drive first, and didn't simply do Apple's normal archive-and-upgrade. But from what you're saying, it seems like I counteracted any benefit of the 'clean' install by importing the home folder afterwards?

    I did manually reinstall all my software, so at least this was partially 'clean'.

    I guess I'm trying to ascertain what the best method is if I really want this thing acting like new.

  4. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    Fyi I have upgraded to SL with no issues.

    If you did a clean install + imported user settings, the system files are "clean".

    If you have done something in your user space that could cause slowdowns, you should be able to feel the difference by creating a new user & logging in as that user. If there is something wrong with your user settings, then you could bring your files over to a new user account without the settings.

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