OS X Fresh Install/iLife

jbruce2112

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Oct 2, 2006
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Hello friends. I'm making my Leopard plans already!

I plan on doing a fresh OS install. I have a backup of everything on my external drive so everything should be able to go smoothly. I'm just wondering - Fresh Install wipes the drive right? and if i was to buy the leopard disk that would not include iLife.....does my original Mac OS X Tiger Install Discs have iLife on them, or am I f'd in the a?
 

ham_man

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Jan 21, 2005
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The original install disc that came with your computer will have iLife on it. I believe that you need to click on the "Install Bundled Software" option in order to install it.
 

jsklar

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Jan 7, 2005
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I believe they are on the second disk, so make sure you have that handy when installing.
 

jbruce2112

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Oct 2, 2006
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to "why are you doing an erase and install"

A few reasons - mostly because I've heard the system runs slightly faster afterwords. And two, because I'm on a 120 gb MBP with 30 GB left - I don't have any room to archive what I have when choosing a "archive and install" option. I suppose I could manually move files to my backup drive beforehand - but everything is already backed up on there, so all I would need to do is move them back after leopard is installed.

By the by, are there any config/pref files I should move back? To get my itunes and iphoto librarys back (including play counts etc...) all i need to do is get the original .xml library data files into their music/pictures folder correct?
 

IJ Reilly

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Reinstalling doesn't make the system run faster, unless in the process of wiping the hard drive you correct directory errors that could have been fixed in a far less intrusive way. You can also free hard drive space without causing the kind of issues you are asking about.