Repairing Leopard from CD - will I have to format?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by faciem, May 2, 2009.

  1. faciem macrumors newbie

    faciem

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    #1
    Hi. Just a general question. I cannot install any updates. Get a "run preflight script" error. I've tried repairing my disc permissions to no avail. I want to repair with the disc that came with my MBP. Will I be able to just repair the OS without reformatting and reinstalling? I ask this because I have SO MANY progs (as well as parallels with winXP) and such on the mac and it would take an entire day to reinstall everything. Just wanted to know if I could avoid that.

    Thanks!!!!!!
    Kerri
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Yes. In the installer, when prompted, tell it to archive & install, and select the "preserve users and network settings" option.
     
  3. faciem thread starter macrumors newbie

    faciem

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    Thank you so much! Worked perfectly and solved my preflight script problem!!!
     

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