If I reinstall leopard do I lose my applications?

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

  1. blueroses macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    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

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    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

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

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