OS X Fresh Install/iLife

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jbruce2112, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. jbruce2112 macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. ham_man macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  3. jsklar macrumors member

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    I believe they are on the second disk, so make sure you have that handy when installing.
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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  5. jbruce2112 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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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.
     

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