Mac Noob - MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rtgbanks, May 16, 2007.

  1. rtgbanks macrumors newbie

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    I have just bought a 17" macbook pro. I want to wipe off all the **** that comes with macs -printer drivers etc...useless apps... Please can someone give me some tips?

    cheers
    rick
     
  2. epochblue macrumors 68000

    epochblue

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    Put in the restore discs that came with the system.

    Restart, and hold down the C key while restarting to boot from the CD.

    Follow on-screen instructions, remove unwanted items, good to go.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    Put in your OSX install disk and do a fresh install deselecting the stuff you don't want :)
     
  4. rtgbanks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yeah i did that...but i had no option to de-select programmes etc? everything was automatic. does this get rid of all the printer drivers? sorry for being such a noob.


    cheers
    rick
     
  5. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a

    Cameront9

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    You need to do a custom install, not the standard install. Then you should be able to de-select stuff.

    The question is, why? What programs do you want to remove? Many can probably just be deleted from within OS X with no ill effects, such as garageband.
     
  6. killmoms macrumors 68040

    killmoms

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    You probably just skipped over it and didn't notice the "Customize" button. You have to hit that, then you'll be able to select which bits you want to reinstall.
     
  7. Xander562 macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    But be aware -- the sh*t that comes with Macs is actually useful sh*t, not at all like the sh*t that comes with Windoze.

    So just be careful about what you delete, you might want it after all. :p
     
  8. UpQuark macrumors member

    UpQuark

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    BTW, you can always add back

    Using the same customize button trick, you can add back any software your like without damaging existing software.
     

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