Leopard Install Question

philgilder

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Sep 30, 2007
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Hi, got a MacBook Pro a month ago, first mac

ive pre ordered leopard, and will obviously install it

how should i do this?
i want to keep all my apps etc, but also want to make sure all old system files are removed/replaced.

is this archive and install??? or is a plain old upgrade ok

i know this will have probably been asked a thousand times now... sorry
 

psychofreak

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If you want to have a totally clean install I recommend backing up to an external drive, installing fresh, then moving over your files and reinstalling apps :)
 

philgilder

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apps isnt too much of a problem

apart from ilife

as i understand, ilife 'comes with all macs' but isnt a part of osx, so will not be there when i clean install
how do i get it? i dont want to pay for something that i rightfully own...

thanks for the very quick reply!
 

psychofreak

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apps isnt too much of a problem

apart from ilife

as i understand, ilife 'comes with all macs' but isnt a part of osx, so will not be there when i clean install
how do i get it? i dont want to pay for something that i rightfully own...

thanks for the very quick reply!
Its on the disks that came with your Macs...or if you follow the method I posted, you can just drag the apps over from the external :)
 

Blue Velvet

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Just do the archive and install with the 'Preserve Users and Network Settings' option on... a clean install is for masochists and besides, dragging and dropping apps is not possible with all apps.
 

synth3tik

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I have all my documents and what not on a back up drive. I plan on just doing a fresh install. You can always install your applications again if need be.
 
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