Formatting Leopard

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  1. macman4789 macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    I've got a new mac and a lot of the stuff on it pre loaded I dont want, is there a way of 'quick' formatting the drive or will I have to do a full format?

    Do full formats eventually ruin hard drives?

    Thanks
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Disk Utility is for partitioning/formatting. You can launch it from the OS X installer disc.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    There's no way to do a "low-level" format on modern drives, if that's what you mean.

    If you want to, you can just trash the apps you don't need, though there are some folders of audio loops and samples which take up a few GB. That's much quicker than a clean install.

    Otherwise, you can just to an erase and install from the Mac's restore DVD, and just leave off the apps you don't want.
     
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