if i erase and reinstall...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by juanster, May 1, 2007.

  1. juanster macrumors 68020

    juanster

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    here is teh deal, i do not want to do this but i just don t see another way around it, i ve only had my mac for a month or so, i ran xslimmer and reduced all my apps just to save like what 2 gigs of hard drive..now i can t do any software upgrades....i ve tried asking in here many times and Mad Jew tried heling me (thx a lot fo rtha really appreciated) but i still can t figure it out...same way since i just got it, there isn t that many things that i ll have to re-configure. so if i reinstall will the mac os x disc come will all the apps i had it when i just got it, garage band and all of those things? i Life?
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    Prolly deleted much too much (like, say, PPC parts of universal binaries on an Intel mac? :p )

    It'll come with all the apps it originally came with. Anything you installed after that needs to be redownloaded and reinstalled.
     
  3. juanster thread starter macrumors 68020

    juanster

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    okay great that's what i thought i just didn't want to mess it up... i ll let you know how it went in 30 hour or so... i already backed everything up i was just waiting for someone to let me make sure it was :D all good....
     
  4. Craig Christ macrumors member

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    I dont think you have to erase everything, just reinstall the OS and delete the previous system folder. But if you're pressed for space in the first place, installing a duplicate might not be an option.
     
  5. juanster thread starter macrumors 68020

    juanster

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    i wasn t pressed for space, but ijust rely wanted to start from scratch...:D
     
  6. janey macrumors 603

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    I think the major problem with the OP was that entire architectures were removed from a lot of programs to save space. Not really recommended, cause while this may work with a few programs to save a trivial amount of space, it may also remove important parts of programs. Hence the blacklist in Xslimmer. Which isn't all-encompassing nor always up-to-date.

    Easier to reinstall from scratch than to deal with issues from deleting all the architectures that shouldnt've been deleted.
     

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