Want to do Fresh Install of Leopard But Keep Settings

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Shasterball, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Shasterball macrumors 6502a

    Shasterball

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    I'm thinking about doing a fresh install of Leopard because my MacBook Pro has gotten a bit bogged down. The thing is, I don't want to go through the process of reinstalling all the software and getting my settings back to the point where they are now (it takes years of fine tuning to get it to work how you want it to!).

    Any suggestions on how to do a fresh install while being able to "import" my OS settings or installed programs? Is that not even possible?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Sounds like you want to do an Archive and Install instead

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. Shasterball thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking of that. But if my main goal is to speed up the system, will that work? Or will it just keep all the problems in place...
     
  4. JGruber macrumors 6502

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    Archive and Install basically takes your old OS X install and makes a folder on your harddrive called Previous Systems, with the old install, but it keeps your apps and settings, it just moves all Apple related apps to the above mentioned folder. Archive and Install
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    It will be the only way to retain your settings

    What problems are you having?
    There may be other suggestions

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  6. Shasterball thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Overall the system seems really sluggish. Applications seem slow, internet pages load slowly (Safari 4), apps take a while to load. It's way slower than before.

    But I've checked/done the basic things: 60gigs free on HDD, repaired permissions, uninstalled/unloaded apps I don't need or use, etc...
     
  7. vansouza macrumors 68000

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  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You may want to reset Safari as well, clean out the caches, etc.
    You can try running Onyx to make sure the maintenance scripts are current

    An Archive and Install is non-destructive, so you don't really have anything to lose with it

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  9. Shasterball thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds good. Never actually tried Onyx, but heard good things.
     

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