Do you guys reinstall the OS on a brand new computer?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by smirk, May 16, 2014.

  1. smirk macrumors 6502a

    smirk

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    I have a MacBook arriving today from Apple and I'm starting to get excited about it. I was wondering -- is there any benefit in formatting the drive and installing the OS from scratch over just using whatever Apple put on there originally? I usually have done this with new machines just to make sure the drive has no errors and everything's installed correctly, but it is time consuming and perhaps unnecessary. Thought I'd ask what other people do.

    Oh, this is a refurb, too. Not sure if that matters.

    Thanks!
     
  2. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

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  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Nah.... complete waste if time. Apple does not have any of the crapware preinstalled like some other vendors.

    Once you get it fired up make sure you launch the App Store app and sign in with your AppleID the "claim" your free iLife and iWorks apps.
     
  4. smirk thread starter macrumors 6502a

    smirk

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    Cool, thanks. You just saved me a ton of time by not reinstalling everything. :)
     
  5. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I am guessing you're a long time PC user by that statement!
     

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