Do I reload OS X on my new MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MePaul, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. MePaul macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2010
    Hello everyone

    I recently bought my first Mac, a 15" MacBook Pro ... I have always used PC in the past.

    Here's a quick description and my question, thanks in advance for any help.

    Being a power user of PC my typical game plan when purchasing a new PC was to format the hard drive and load the minimum OS & Software that I needed in order to achieve the maximum speed and performance of my new PC.

    Is this necessary on Mac? Would it give the same effect as on PC?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    It is not needed, not at all. Macs don't come with "crapware" like OEM PCs do. As long as you have something like 10GB of free space in your HD, you will be fine.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    No, it is not necessary, as Apple computers don't come with crapware. But you can do it, if you want no iLife or other languages or all the printer drivers on your MBP, though there are applications to remove the languages, like MONOLINGUAL.

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