If I reinstall leopard do I lose my applications?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by blueroses, May 27, 2009.

  1. blueroses macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2009

    I'm getting my Ibook G4 ready to sell. It's running Leopard, and I'd like to change the name of the computer and/or the name on the admin. account.

    I read in a previous thread that reinstalling the OS can do one of these.... (Still not sure which.) But I don't want to lose any of the apps, as they're a big selling point for the computer.

  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Not if you do an "Archive and Install". Also I recommend using an external drive and running time machine, or download Super Duper and make a clone.
  3. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    Under sharing in System Preferences you can change the name of the computer. You could just setup a new Admin account with the new name also in System Preferences.

    I would think you would want to delete your user profile before you sell it anyway. Just to protect your personal info.
  4. blueroses thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2009
    Thank you! Sometimes I forget that I can unlock the lock to change certain things.

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