Reisntalling

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by THEROC, May 31, 2012.

  1. THEROC macrumors member

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    Hello All
    Bear with me if I have put it in the wrong forum but I have had an iMac since 07 and I still love it but am finding some slowness and perhaps needs to have the original settings back so i was thinking of using the discs to re-install the Mac as it once was. My problem is that I don't have the discs for some programs like Final cut that I had originally installed BUT i hear there is a way to transfer all programs elsewhere whilst I go through this process.
    Can someone give me some direction on whats the best way to clean out the computer, whilst keeping the programs that I still use? A link would be great.
    Thank you
     
  2. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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  3. THEROC thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks mate...one question though...i checked out a Youtube clip
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i16SaFkE2LE
    It asks to partition an external drive to clone the HDD. By partitioning the drive, does it erase any old data on that drive? If not, which partition does the clone data go to as opposed to the old data in that external drive?
    Thanks for your assistance.
     
  4. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    Partition the drive first..

    then clone
     
  5. macuser453787 macrumors 6502

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    I don't know about CCC, but if you use Drive Genius then you can create/edit partitions on the fly (you'd have to use the defrag feature first). In this manner, your old data will stay intact on one partition and you'll have your new partition to use for the clone data.
     

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