Re-install OSX?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by originalcliche, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. originalcliche macrumors member

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    Hello

    What I wantto do is re-install OSX Leapord on my Macbook. However I want to only keep a few programs and get rid of the rest. BUt these are programs that I already have installed and they are third party Audio plugins.Is there a way that I can clean up my macbook by re-installing osx without loosing these already installed plugins?
     
  2. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    Can't you simply get rid of the rest without the reinstallation? Just drag unwanted software to Trash and then empty trash.
     
  3. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    First, back up everything you don't wanna lose to another drive, CD/DVD etc.....

    Then use the "Archive & Install" option. This will give you a completely fresh install of OS X and leave everything else intact.

    Also, by using the "customize" option, you can un-check all the un-needed printer drivers, language files, and whatever else you feel you don't need too, saving some HD space as well as making the install a bit faster :p
     
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  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Because that's way too easy! This stuff is supposed to be complex and time-consuming, or you aren't accomplishing anything.
     
  6. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    Sounds a lot like Windows. :)
     
  7. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Depressing, isn't it?
     

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