Fresh Install

Discussion in 'macOS' started by X-JRO, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. X-JRO macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Australia, Victoria, Melbourne East
    Hey Mac-Ninjas, just wanted to ask if you could hush my concerns.

    I'm thinking about doing a fresh install of Snow Leopard.

    I've been running my 24" iMac 2.8Ghz since late '08 and have never done a fresh install, even after I upgraded to Snow Leopard.

    I've seen a bunch of guides but still had some questions about the best way to do it.

    I'm running Time Machine on a 500Gb Time Capsual. It's only running time machine with nothing else. I also have a 4 Tb G-raid at my disposial.

    What's the best way to do this?

    Also, what will time machine do? Is it going to **** itself when it doesn't see 90% of the files that used to be there... What will happen?

    Thanks again guys ^_^​
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Why? Re-install just for no reason? What's the point? Do you have a problem? It's not like the bits get worn out and need to be refreshed.

    As part of the re-install process you can have Time Machine put it all back the way it was. It is one of the install options.

    But still it's a pointless exercise unless maybe you just need to change out he system boot disk, maybe for a larger or faster disk.

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