Leopard factory install on my MacBook

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Chillijam, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. Chillijam macrumors member

    Chillijam

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    Hi there,

    Can anyone tell me if there's any benefit in doing a clean re-install of Leopard on my recently delivered, shiny new MacBook? I came from a Windows background, and I'd always re-install on new hardware to make sure I had what I wanted, and only what I wanted. Is it the same on OSX?

    Thanks
    Marc.
     
  2. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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  3. luffx macrumors regular

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    no point.

    Unlike Toshiba & HP (notorious for putting garbage on OEMs), Apple doesn't give you crap you don't want. The software they do put on there from time to time is awesome (like graphic converter).
     
  4. Chillijam thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you both for the quick responses. I guess I'll leave the default install on there. :)
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Or Office Test drive:rolleyes:

    I reinstalled to remove all the extra **** such as languages, printers, garageband etc. I know that you can manually remove them but I didn't want to baby it.
     
  6. luffx macrumors regular

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    I could understand that, except uninstalling Office TestDrive & Garageband is as easy as deleting a folder. :p
     
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    And languages aren't all that hard to get rid of, either.
     
  8. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I was pointing out that despite what others have said that macs do come with what some people consider crapware needlessly taking up room. For example i got the same MB as the OP and it came with 17.32 GBs worth of stuff on it, that is a silly amount. Got it to way under 10 with my options, big savings.

    Most of the things are easy enough to do, but i just wanted the computer to be set up how I wanted (by the time I came out the shower)
     
  9. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    True, and that way you know you didn't screw something up by doing it.
     
  10. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    I reinstalled mine before even booting it up first. Did the same on my Mini, and on my Mac Pro. I dont want:

    1. Gigs worth of printer drivers for every model ever made
    2. Office trial
    3. iWork trial
    4. Language translations
    5. Fonts for languages I can't read

    Are there way to remove most of this without reinstalling? Sure. Is it easiest do by reinstalling, yes (in my opinion).
     

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