Reinstalling Mac OS X on new MBP to gain some disk space??

mikesk8

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May 17, 2006
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hi,

Im planning to buy mbp this month and I was thinking if mac osx re-installation to delete some not important stuff (demo apps, additional languages, etc.) is a good option? what do you think? ..
 

adamsen87

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I've done it on my mac's and will in the future I will never need all the languages and etc installed from factory.

//adamsen87
 

matttrick

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do you need to reinstall the OS to do this? or can you just remove things? anyone have a link to a guide on how to clean all the crap you dont need off there?
 

Scarlet Fever

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i recommend a re-install. You don't need a guide; just back any important documents up, insert disc 1, restart, and when you hear the startup chime, hold C. Do a fresh install, and customize it, removing any unneeded stuff. simple.

its much more user friendly than windows
 

Pressure

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I just did that and saved heaps of space.

I would recommend doing a custom installation of Mac OSX and remove everything you do not need.
 

crees!

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Scarlet Fever said:
i recommend a re-install. You don't need a guide; just back any important documents up, insert disc 1, restart, and when you hear the startup chime, hold C. Do a fresh install, and customize it, removing any unneeded stuff. simple.

its much more user friendly than windows
Exactly this. In the list of printer drivers installed you can remove a bunch of them most likely depending on your needs. You'll at least free up a Gig of space, if not more (probably way more).
 

mikesk8

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thanks for your replies:) it seems that re-installing is a right option for me. ..we will see soon:)