New install?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Orion1108, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Orion1108 macrumors newbie

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    Hello MacRumors

    I got a MacBook for Xmas and heard that a lot of people put a clean install of OS's in general, so I was wondering if I should do that with my MacBook. It came out of the box, so I am the first owner, and there is nothing wrong with it. I am just wondering if it is recommended after getting it from the store (unopened.) thank you.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I do this, only to get rid of language translations, printer drivers, and bundled software I won't use and save some HD space in the process.

    That said, I don't recommend it unless you:
    • Have about 1 hour to spare for installation and post-install setup
    • Have a Mac with a small drive and/or need lots of space
    • Wish to learn what installing the Mac OS is like
     
  3. Orion1108 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright Thank you. So I will stay with the current install for now.
     

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