Re-installing MAC OSX Tiger

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  1. computergeek macrumors member

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    Hello. I am going to reinstall mac osx tiger to get rid of the lanuage and applications i don't want. Is there anything i should know before i do it. Also when i put mac osx tiger on will it remove the contents that i have on there before that is what i am looking for it to do?

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    Computergeek:apple:
     
  2. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Yes, all your settings will be removed, so back up your files first. Yes, when installing, deselect everything you don't absolutely need. I'd get rid of the languages, the printers, and the iBloat.
     
  3. computergeek thread starter macrumors member

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    yea thats what i plan on doing thanks for the help. ibloat?
     
  4. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Haha, my name for iLife--Garageband, iMovie, iPhoto, etc. Unless you'll actively use that stuff, leaving it out of the installation will save several gigs.
     
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  6. ArmyKnight12 macrumors 6502

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    I can see somem of the other programs, but you don't even use iPhoto?
     
  7. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Nah. For photo viewing, I use Sequential. For photo editing, I'll find something sleeker (like a Picassa equivalent for OS X).
     
  8. Csmitte macrumors 6502

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    I just did this, for Languages on my MBP it saved like alot. What apps are you removing? I think the program was called monolingual?http://monolingual.sourceforge.net/
     
  9. computergeek thread starter macrumors member

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    i just hold D when booting to boot from the superdrive right....when did that a hardware test came up
     
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