Had to reinstall Leopard but now I have two copies on my Mac...help!

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  1. Matto1020 macrumors member

    Matto1020

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    So today I was doing a software update (on various software through the Updater)...then I restarted and it took me to some System Register thing, asking for my address and phone number and what language I preferred and whatnot.

    So after answering questions, I hit OK and then it takes me right back to the beginning. After trying to get past this for a half an hour I simply inserted my Leopard disc for a reinstall. It allowed me to install another copy of Leopard and transfer all my settings over to the new copy, however I still have an old copy left.

    How can I get rid of the old copy???
     
  2. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    Do mean that there is 2 copies of Leopard on your HD?
     
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    If you mean that you have a Previous Systems folder, then you can get rid of it if you don't need anything out of it.
     
  4. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    I agree. If it's just another system folder, just send it to the trash.
     
  5. Matto1020 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes that is what I mean, do you know where I could find this "Systems Folder" though?

    My Macbook is currently re-indexing itself...
     
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    Press command shift c then double click on your hard drive. There should be a folder called Previous system.
     
  7. Matto1020 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok

    I have a folder marked "Previous Systems" but that is dated 1-1-08

    Then I have the SYSTEM folder with the X on it...double clicking into that brings me in Library.

    Should I still drag Previous Systems to the trash?
     
  8. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yes

    Yes.

    You did what's called an archive and install. The Previous System folder is, well, just that.

    Toss it in the trash if all is well.
     
  9. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, Previous System goes in the trash (I'd look through it to see if any user data that you need is in there though).
     
  10. Matto1020 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok I just trashed it and restarted...everything seems to be working fine. Thanks!!!
     

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