Question about reinstalling OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by illuminattile, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. illuminattile macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    I hope this is in the right place...

    I bought a Mac last year with Tiger, and naturally it came with iLife preloaded. Recently I switched to Leopard, which doesn't come with iLife.

    I'm getting an external hard drive tomorrow and I plan on moving all my stuff onto that so I can reinstall OSX from scratch. My question is, when reformatting do I need to boot from the install discs that came with my Mac and then upgrade using the Leopard disk, or do I boot from the new Leopard disk and then use the disks that came with my Mac to install iLife?

    I hope that made sense. Thanks in advance.
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    The second one.
    First boot from Leopard DVD and install Leopard. Apply updates, etc.
    Then use your original install discs (don't boot with them) and look for 'Install additional software' or something along those lines. You'll need to scroll down in the Finder window a bit to find it.
  3. illuminattile thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008

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