Reinstalling OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by VladM, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. VladM macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2008
    I bought my UMB second hand, it was 3 months old at the time. Obviously it had OS X and some apps already installed. I then performed a migration from my old MB, and afterwards did a cleanup of duplicate apps etc.

    I was wondering if it would be beneficial for me to perform a format and reinstall. On one hand I would like to do that and start with a clean slate, on the other it would be such a drag to have to redo everything, install apps, transfer all music again, etc etc.

    What do you think I should do? What are the benefits of a fresh install?
  2. Matek macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2007
    Well, unless the previous user was very sloppy about his OS, I guess it shouldn't be needed - you won't notice much difference. However, if you start to see different software problems and slowdowns, give it a try.

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