What would happen if I delete everything, then install Leopard?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by C-lon, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. C-lon macrumors member

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    I was just wondering; I'd like to clear up a lot of necessary space off of my computer. It still has many programs from 10.3 that are now obsolete. If I delete everything, I'm guessing my computer would crash and wouldn't work anymore at all. But if this works, tell me. Or maybe, is there an alternative?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Backup everything important, then perform an Erase and Install from a Leopard disc.
     
  3. C-lon thread starter macrumors member

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    Hm, I never knew that was a feature on the disk. Is there an alternative in case I don't get this prompt?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You will get the option.
     
  5. C-lon thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, well I'm blaming you if it doesn't show! Just kidding. Thanks for the help.
     
  6. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    On the select a destination screen, when you select the hard drive, you should always be prompted to view your installation options by clicking on the Options button. This will allow you to mark it for an archive and install preserving users and network settings, non preserving, or an erase and install.
     

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