re-image new Imac question.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by telemark948, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. telemark948 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2010
    I have noticed that a few people are re-installing the OS when they get their new iMac. Is this only to get rid of unwanted bloated files i.e language, or is their any other reason.

    I didn't go down that route, I just removed some language files using a third party software. (Clean my Mac)

    Plus I do not want windows on a separate boot partition, I prefer the VM solution, this suits my needs perfectly, so adjusting drives for partitioning was not an issue.


    By the way, this forum is fantastic, and I like to thank everyone who has taken the trouble in answering my questions. Sometimes google is not always the answer, and having the ability to ask fellow iMac users, some with a fast amount of experience a simple and sometimes trivial question to some, and get answered quickly is great. :D
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    I reinstall my new Macs because I want to make sure everything I want is on them and nothing else. I never ever use stuff like Clean My Mac because it might always cause trouble because it sometimes deletes stuff the system actually needs and you are forced to do a complete reinstall.

    You don't have to repartition beforehand if you want to install Windows. Boot Camp does the repartitioning on the fly. Just in case you decide to install it later...
    Plus, Parallels and VMWare Fusion can access your Boot Camp drive, too. So you can use that installation in both cases (booted into Win and emulated) and don't get out of sync.
  3. telemark948 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2010
    Thanks for info, that's interesting about Parallels accessing your boot camp drive, maybe I'll look into boot camp a little deeper.

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