Reinstall OSX over factory installed image

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nlupient, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. nlupient macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2014
    Can someone explain if there is ACTUALLY any benefit to reinstalling over the factory installed image on my Late 2016 Macbook Pro? I just got it and it has 10.12.2. I know some people say it improves battery life but I assume that is only when not the newest version.
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040


    Jan 26, 2014
    Horsens, Denmark
    I mean... Not really, no. You can save som storage space because it'll remove apps like GarageBand and iMovie, but you could also just delete them yourself if that's the point. Remember back when Apple shipped discs? The image they use is identical to a clean install of OS X/macOS plus that extra disc that used to come with OS X, with apps from iLife and whatnot.
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    There's no benefit. Claims otherwise are just placebo effects.

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