mac os full install or upgrade?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by marksandvig, May 5, 2009.

  1. marksandvig macrumors regular

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    Recently my MacBook has been lagging a bit and I wanted to do a reformat.. It came with tiger originally and I bought the family license for leopard.. can I do a fresh installl from that cd alone or must I find my tiger discs and then upgrade .. I'd kinda like to do a full install of leopard if possible
     
  2. marksandvig thread starter macrumors regular

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    mainly i was wondering how iLife would work out because i obviously only have iLife 06
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can do a Leopard install from the Leopard disc.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    And then restore the bundled software (including iLife) from the restore DVD that came with the machine.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Reinstalling the OS is a Windows solution to a Windows problem. On the Mac, it is a complete and total waste of time in 99.99% of cases. The most serious maintenance that you should ever need to do is to run fsck -fy from the commandline in Single-User Mode.
     
  6. marksandvig thread starter macrumors regular

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    is that the same as repairing permissions? or is the fsck-fy more thorough?
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Repairing permissions does just that: repairs the files permissions. fsck does a lower-level file system check and repair
     

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