Keeping the Mac Pro/OS in top shape

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by chipandegg, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. chipandegg macrumors regular

    chipandegg

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    I'm new to Macs after using Pcs for many many years. I made the right move

    I was wondering if there..

    Are there any procedures that I should do or things that I need to look out for to keep my Mac running smoothly. Basically to keep the OS in top shape and healthy. Things that I need to do often?

    Any tips, will be great

    cheers
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Leave it alone to do its own thing. I found that trying to manage the OS actually caused problems.
     
  3. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

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    Defrag the drive, install antivirus and antispyware software and reinstall the OS every 12 months to speed things up. I also recommend norton utilities to help purge orphaned registry entries, clean up the rut etc.


    oops sorry, microsoft windows flashback. Never mind.
     
  4. iMartini macrumors member

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    About once every couple months or so, open the case and blow out all the dust with some canned air.
     
  5. adamzx3 macrumors regular

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    LOL :)
     
  6. daveIT macrumors member

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    Tell it I love it daily and buy it flowers 2x a year....


    ...oh wait that's my wife

    I've been running OS X since it came out and I can count on one hand the number of times it's crashed.
     
  7. chipandegg thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. adamzx3 macrumors regular

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    I use Mac Janitor on my parents machine because they never leave it on long enough to do it's automatic maintenance. I believe the OS will defrag the hard drive itself if I remember correctly...I remember losing a pc to a simple defrag...just locked up and wouldn't boot back into xp....glad i'm on OS X now :)
     

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