got new macbook today

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by IUBall22, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. IUBall22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    what are the two disks for that come with the macbook? is there anything on them that i need to install?
  2. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    they're for reinstallation purposes. there is nothing you need to install when you get your laptop.
  3. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    ^ he's right, but i'd recommend reinstalling the os and removing extra languages/printers/ibloat if you want to recover extra drive space.
  4. jinpak macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2008
    Hey i bought a macbook couple weeks ago and want to reinstall os to save some space but will everything i have so far be erased? And how much space will i save?
  5. sowillo14 macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2007
    You have to back up any data/apps that you want to save. It should save a couple gigs (minus languages,print drivers) I always trash the iwork, and quicken trials as well.
  6. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
    And the first CD also has the Apple HW test in case you need to use it. If you do, just boot your machine up and hold the letter "D" before the gray screen comes up.
  7. ivan1234 macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2007
    congrats on your new purchase. I have a related question as well: is there an option to not install unneccessary things when reinstall the OS? (such as garageband,etc.? ) thanks in advance!
  8. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
    yes, During the install you will see a CUSTOMIZE in the lower left. click on that and you can choose what to install.
  9. The Menacer macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Actually, instead of reinstalling, buy a program called "Macaroni." It will delete all extra language files, as well as daily, weekly, and monthly cleanups.. of the UNIX core. It keeps your computer nice and speedy, and it's only $8.99. A very useful tool that runs in the background. I've used it for years.
  10. Csmitte macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
    Nope hang on to them though you might need them if something nasty happens. Welcome and do the time machine thing its way easy...


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