Help with re-install original Leopard Disc

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bigvern, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. bigvern macrumors member

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    I have got my first mac (imac) so sorry if this is a really simple question.

    I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard but I am having bits of trouble with printing. As I have not yet got much data on my Mac I am thinking of going back to my original installation that came with the imac. I have backed up my data I want keep photos, music etc; onto DVD.

    When I put the installation disc in what is the best option to pick ??
    I do appreciate that I will have to re-install photoshop and other apps; I have installed.

    Will I have to re-configure my internet again ???

    Basically I want to re-install the operating system

    I am also thinking of buying Superdupper any thoughts on this product

    Sorry for the basic questions !!!!

    PS should of swapped to mac years ago !!!
     
  2. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    My take is that you may need to do a clean install. SL being more recent that Leopard there is no knowing what the upgrade did to the original OS.

    You indicate having backed up all data and know of having to re-install all software, so a clean install would be the most effective way forwards.

    If you do opt for a clean install, your internet settings will need to be reset again.

    However, are your printing issues that drammatic to require you going back to Leopard?
     
  3. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget to deactivate Photoshop before wiping out the drive.
     
  4. bigvern thread starter macrumors member

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    What do you mean deactivate photoshop ??? is this so I can re-install it again ???

    How do you deactivate photoshop ???

    Thanks for all your help by the way
     

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