New mac --> custom install?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mikejtl, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. mikejtl macrumors member

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    Ok not exactly about buying but related to getting a new mac.

    I just got a new mac, very excited, before I move allmy data onto it is it worth doing a custom install of OS to strip out all the stuff I know I won't use, eg. Certain languages and drivers ?

    And do I risk losing any other stuff that apple would have installed by won't be on my install disks?

    Thanks for your thoughts in advance.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Those languages and printer drivers take so little space, so I wouldn't do that.
     
  3. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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  4. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    I think they take up almost 4 gig. Sure thats not a huge amount these days but its quite a bit.
     
  5. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Indeed. Or, wait for Snow Leopard, which will allegedly give you back about 6GB of hard drive space.
     

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