Lepord takes a lot of space on H.D.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by laughingbabe16, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. laughingbabe16 macrumors member

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    Leopard-- sorry for the spelling mistake in the title!!

    So my nephew got a new macbook for christmas today; the basic white macbook with 1 GB RAM and 80 GB H.D.

    However, after installing updates, removing office 60 day trial, and installing the full version of Office, the hard drive is down to 57 GB !

    What else can I remove to free up some space? I will download Onyx. Anything else? such as removing the extra languages?

    Thanks everyone!:)
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Remember that you don't get 80GB after formatting. I would recommend putting in the Leopard install disk an choosing Erase&Install, then when you get to options remove the useless languages etc. that you won't use :)
     
  3. laughingbabe16 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, during a fresh install, the only things I keep are the OS, X11, and a couple of languages. Everything else - the bloatware known as iLife, the printer drivers, the extra languages; everything - I ditch.
     
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  6. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes...iLife is bloat. I think I'll stop listening to music, editing my website and looking at my photos. I'll also have to give up making the occasional movie and DVD.
     
  7. ZenErik macrumors 6502

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    You can easily do all that without iLife.
     
  8. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I don't know about that. I know I certainly couldn't do without iLife.
     
  9. ZenErik macrumors 6502

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    If you like using iLife, that's wonderful. I'm simply stating that you don't need iLife to do any of the things that person mentioned.
     
  10. laughingbabe16 thread starter macrumors member

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    So, i'm going to put the install disk #1 into the computer, while its restarting, holding down key c?

    Then, i'll go through the whole installation again? or do i go to the top toolbar and click "disk utility" where the repair permissions are?
     

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