New MBP - Computer and OS Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NYU02, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. NYU02 macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2007
    I just bought a new SR mbp and I love it - I recently did some stupid things that didn't really affected the computer's performance but being it was a new computer and I didn't really install anything yet I decided to install the OS from scratch. While the second disc was installing - towards the end it said error please install 2nd cd again (CD came out & I put it back in) and the second time worked fine. So here are my questions:

    1) Even though the install seemed to have worked fine eventually, did the error message mean anything significant? Is that a common error? It happened towards the end when I only had about 5-10% left. ***AFTER THE ERROR AND I PUT THE 2nd CD BACK IN THE INSTALL WENT FINE AND IT LOOKS AS IF EVERYTHING WORKS PERFECTLY***

    2) Does installing the OS from scratch affect the computer in any way? Performance, HD, anything? or is fine.

    3) I noticed that the computer tends to get pretty warm during the install. Was that normal under that type of work?

    I'm new to mac and I'm sure my questions are very elementry buy i appreciate your insight.

    Thank you,
  2. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    1- It may be the DVD is scratched or dirty. But apparently all went well, so there is nothing to worry about.:)

    2- It can only make it faster, not the other way around. You can also select to make a Custom Install, where you can decide what apps to install. For instance, many people don't install GarageBand Loops, Printers software, etc.
    I recommend installing everything.

    3- Yeah, it's normal. Mac laptops do get warm easily, nothing to worry about.

    Enjoy your Mac.;)
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    1) I'd guess that, if the error did not recur, it's not important. But I've never seen it before. :(

    2) It shouldn't be a problem; you may end up having to go and re-install extra goodies too, depending on what exactly you re-installed. Just make sure you run software update.

    3) Yes, completely normal. Try iStat Pro if you want to know more about the temperature issues... It's a fun widget, and I leave it on my iMac just out of curiosity. However, the latest Mac notebooks, like notebooks from most everyone else right now, tend to run on the hot side. There are a number of threads here regarding how hot is too hot. The amount of DVD access that happens during an install also tends to generate a lot of heat.

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