Performing a Clean Install Revised MB Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by NYCJerryMaguire, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. NYCJerryMaguire macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2008
    Does anyone have instructions for the new macbook Air 128Gb ssd, how to do a clean install, if you follow the procedures from the first model, you can omit the printer driver, other languages etc. but the applications are on a second DVD called Application DVD (unlike the 1st Macbook Air where it was Mac OS system disk 1 and 2) and its all or nothing, I didn't check the box and all the apps were installed, I don't need Garage Band, IMOVIE or IDVD etc, has anyone come across this and a solution for it, maybe not insert the applications DVD to save the additional disk space?



    Imac 2.4 320GB, Ipod Touch 32Gb 2nd Gen, IPOD Mini 6GB, Ipod Classic 160GB, Iphone 3G 16GB, Nano 8GB 4th Gen
  2. McGilli macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008

    I just did a clean install of the new MBA yesterday. I unchecked the languages, printer drivers and fonts - and MAKE SURE YOU TELL IT TO ERASE THE SSD FIRST.

    If you don't it will keep all the iLife programs that were installed in the factory.

    Then upon completion you WILL NOT have any extras on there - and theonly way to get them on is to insert the 2nd DVD.
  3. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    I did this yesterday. Follow the instruction for the first generation. Boot from the install cd, repartition your HDD, and remove what you don't need from disc 1. I took off a ton of printer drivers. After that is done installing wait for the reboot and setup your MBA like it is new. Then insert disc 2 and do the optional install. Their you can check off iDVD, iWeb, Garageband, iMovie all that stuff you don't want. When I was done I had 100GB of free space.

    The important thing is to boot from the install CD so you can run disk utility and repartition the HDD. Otherwise you can not prevent apps from being installed.

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