Clean install

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dwhynman, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. dwhynman macrumors regular

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    I want to do a clean install on my mac. It is starting to act up a little and I want to just clean it up and start over. I have parallels with windows 7 on the computer with office 2010. I also have cs5. After I wipe and reload snowleopard can I reinstall my applications with the old serial numbers or are my serial numbers all used up? do i need to uninstall thm before the wipe?
    thanks in advance
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Your serial numbers will still work, unless the applications still need some kind of online activation. No need to uninstall them, as that does nothing to the serial numbers.
     
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    If your Windows 7 is OEM version, then you may need to call MS since OEM serial only works once
     
  5. dwhynman thread starter macrumors regular

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    what is oem
     
  6. spinnerlys, Nov 17, 2010
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