Help with reinstalling OSX

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by madmartigan, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. madmartigan macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2008
    Okay im trying to reinstall osx and take off the multiple language options and printer drivers.

    but I want to do a completely fresh install, remove everything from my hd then reinstall OSX and apps.

    1. is this safe?

    2. can somebody walk me through the steps, I know i have to insert the dvd but where do i go from there if i want to do a clean install.

    3 do i have to install ilife afterwards or is it included on the instalation discs.

    thanks in advance
  2. jsnuff1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2003
    as long as you have everything that you want to keep backed up it is perfectly safe.
  3. vniow macrumors G4

    Jul 18, 2002
    I accidentally my whole location.
    1. Yes. Back up your important stuff if you have any like the previous poster said.

    2. Its mostly self explanatory. Once you get to the screen where it shows the hard drive(s) you want to install OS X on, click on a button that says "Options" or "Customise" (forget which). Choose Erase and install and you're all set.

    3. Afterwards. They will be on your restore discs.

    What's the motivation in reinstalling OS X in the first place?

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