Snow Leopard Clean install question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Abstracion, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Abstracion macrumors newbie

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    I have pre-ordered Snow leopard and I am planning on doing a clean install of the OS, since my macbook is coming up on 3 years old and has never really had a good cleaning.

    I have backed up all the files I want to put back on the drive after it is wiped and 10.6 is installed. I backed up My iTunes folder, iPhoto Library, my user/library, my documents folder and a a host of random applications that I think i will want.

    My question is this. I am worried about the iLife apps. They came pre-installed on my macbook when i bought it, I do not have or know where my install DVD is so I can't get them that way.

    Can I simply drag and copy that apps onto my external and have them restore that way?

    Would I maybe be able to restore them through time machine once in snow leopard?

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    You could try, but just restoring them through TM seems too simple. Find some install discs for your machine somewhere- even if you call and ask for replacements I don't think they cost too much.
     

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