Help with leopard install

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bobfl, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. Bobfl macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2007
    Ok, I decided to leave the dark side and switch back to Mac. I ordered a system from MacMall with leopard and parallels with windows installed. I got the system and it works as advertised except it has Tiger and parallels installed and they sent me a Leopard disk with it. Reading forums leads me to believe that parallels does not work with Leopard.
    I really want to install Leopard but what will happen to the parallels installation? Does Leopard installation clear all existing programs etc. from the disk? I probably will be better off using Boot Camp with Leopard anyway. All my research on this has lead to another question. How do you remove a program etc. in OSX?
    I would appreciate any help anyone can give me on this before I attempt Leopard installation.

  2. mark2288 macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2006
    I can answer two questions:

    Installing Leopard with the Erase and Install option is the only way to clear all existing program from the disk.

    To remove most programs in OS X just drag their icon from the Apps folder to the trash! Sometimes there may be files in your system folders that you may want to get rid of it, so I recommend CleanApp to do more thorough uninstalls.

    Glad to have you back!
  3. mark2288 macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2006
    Actually, I have heard some Parallels/Leopard stories here on campus...I think the only problem is the fact that the NAT in Parallels leaks IPs when used in Leopard. Parallels is functional, but just may bug your network a bit which may be a problem if you're on a campus/business/etc.

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