Is it possible to start all over on my mac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Naxeez, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Naxeez macrumors newbie

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    Hi.

    Im just wondering. Is it possible to erase all unnececary programs on my iMac and start all over? I would really appreciate some answers.

    Thanks if you reply :)
     
  2. ritsard macrumors regular

    ritsard

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    Yeah, you can erase and reinstall the OS on your mac. If you just want to get rid of unused programs, you can just trash them and look for their preference files. There are a lot of apps out there that can do this for you.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Do a clean reinstall from your system discs. That will wipe everything.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Sure

    Boot from the DVD that came with your computer
    Run Disk Utility and erase your HD
    Reinstall Leopard
    Reboot

    Done

    Of course you will lose EVERYTHING

    Or, you can just delete the Apps you don't want

    Or, you can do an Archive and Install to just "refresh" the OS and leave your data



    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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