clean reinstall possible with leopard drop-in dvd?

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  1. hellfried macrumors member

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    i am getting conflicting answers after visiting different forums.

    i bought my iMac in November 2007 and it came with the leopard drop-in dvd. i booted into tiger which was pre-installed and immediately upgraded to leopard using the dvd. its now 6 months since and i have consistently updated the os till date.

    is it possible for me to do a reinstall of leopard using the drop-in dvd? :apple:
     
  2. MacAodh macrumors regular

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    From what I understand, the leopard drop in dvd is a full copy and therefore yes but if you put it in and hold down c while restarting the menu should come up as to what you can and can't do.

    by the way, why do you need to reinstall?
     
  3. hellfried thread starter macrumors member

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    after slipping in the dvd i am presented with the installation window. i clicked the install icon and it asked if i would like to restart leopard. i click yes and imac automatically reboots from the disk even without having to hold down the 'c'. i am presented with the standard issue install screen. so i guess i can reinstall from the disk.

    wouldn't the computer slow down after sometime of installing 3rd party apps and daily usage? i have also tweaked some of the default icons using candybar and other apps like 'stacks in da place'. just in case i need to on a rainy day.............
     
  4. MacAodh macrumors regular

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    .. being stupid, forgot you can just put the dvd in and restart. But if the menu comes up, the menu comes up...

    Just don't do what a friend of mine did, reinstalled nice and happy and then used timemachine to get all his old stuff back... Nice and clean install...:p
     
  5. hellfried thread starter macrumors member

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    so do u subscribe to the view that with time the os will slow down?
     
  6. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    The only effect you get from reinstalling is loosing all your stuff and preferences. Installing a lot of apps wont hurt your computer considering that they are all self contained, and the most litter they leave is a tiny text file. There is practically no need for you to reinstall OS X for a minor speed increase. If your computer is slow, you should first look into upgrading your RAM.

    As an example, my old MBP never got OS X reinstalled in the two years i had it, and it worked great. It was fast from the day i got it to the day i replaced it.
     
  7. hellfried thread starter macrumors member

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    thats good to know. on the same topic i am using AppCleaner to delete my 3rd party apps. i am a stickler for getting rid of that 'tiny text file'. :eek:
     

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