Help a PC switcher with install

ItsAddison

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Oct 25, 2007
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I've decided I'm going to do a clean install on my new Intel Mac just because I'm OCD about my computer running perfectly. I need to basically reformat my PC's external hard drive so I can use it to back up my Mac. Will I lose iLife by doing this? And will my old programs, like MS Office, reinstall in Leopard with the old Tiger disks? Thanks in advance. :confused:
 

psychofreak

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May 16, 2006
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You will lose iLife (you can get it back from the install disk) and your other apps can be reinstalled from their respective disks :)
 

DanB91

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Jun 12, 2007
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u do not need to format ur hdd, but it must be in HFS+. if its not u can create a partition in HFS+ and b/c of leopard u dont even have to format the drive to format the drive to partition :)
 

ItsAddison

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 25, 2007
22
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Dallas, TX
My main question was really how do I get my PC's external harddrive to be formatted for my Mac.

Will I lose ALL software, such as GarageBand? My iLife came preinstalled so I'm not sure I have disks for it. Do yall think a clean install is really necessary? I haven't really had many problems up til now with Tiger.
 

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