Reinstalling Snow Leopard - not prompted for iLife?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by msw123307, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. msw123307 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    I did a fresh install - and usually it prompts me for the Applications cd towards the end of the installation. For some reason it didn't. Any ideas why? I didn't change any of the default options and normally with other OS installs in the past it's prompted me.
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Apple introduced an unchained installation for computers sold after December 2008. Previously you could not complete an archive and install without inserting the second disc even if you didn't need to reinstall iLife. You also needed to insert the first disc, just to reinstall iLife and the bundled applications which were on the second disc. With the updated installer you can get by with just installing one disc or the other or both.

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