Which Software should I not install from Mac OS Disks?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pMay, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. pMay macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2007
    Hello Board!

    There is some Trial Software on the Mac OS Disks and I dont want that
    Software to be installed. Which software did you skip to install during the first

    How do I install Mac OS on a computer (I want to format the disks first and so

  2. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    I didn't install anything,

    pop your install DVD in, reboot, hold down c key when you here the "BONG"
  3. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Hmm, right ...

    Ok. When you boot into your install DVD, there are different format and install options. I forget exactly what they're called, but you would choose the reformat and install option.

    Is there any particular reason you need to reformat? Or even reinstall?

    Anyway, look out for the window with the Customize button. This is where you choose what software to install. The absolute base install is about 3.5GB, but you won't be able to do much with such an install. You can uncheck the trial software and choose which languages and printer drivers to install. The normal OS X apps like iChat and Mail don't take up that much disk space so I just suggest installing them all. You can remove them post-install if you feel you won't use them - you can also install them from the DVD if you need them.

    But iDVD themes and GarageBand loops take up a lot of space (about 5GB together) so if that's an issue, and you don't think you'll ever use them, you can uncheck them. And like I said, you can always install them any time you find you need them.
  4. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    Don't install all the languages or printers you don't use.

    After inserting the OS x disk and restarting chose the "Erase and Install" option. Make sure you have backed up any data files you want to keep. :)
  5. Corrosive vinyl macrumors 6502

    Corrosive vinyl

    Sep 22, 2006
    I do not see where to uncheck installing trial software, and iDVD themes, garage band loops. I don't care about any of those apps, and don't really use them. I saw in the customize screen you can get rid of fonts, printer drivers, etc. like father jack pointed out, but what about that worthless software and extra stuff?
  6. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    It's been some time since I did this, and I haven't done it often enough for it to be second nature, and I'm not going to run through an install now, but the extra software should be selectable during install. Are you using a retail DVD or a DVD that came with a Mac purchase?
  7. Corrosive vinyl macrumors 6502

    Corrosive vinyl

    Sep 22, 2006
    Mac purchase DVD, the trick is that I got the dvd because my ibook first came installed with 10.3.9 on it with the 10.4 dvd bundled in to upgrade. all i can remember seeing in customize were 3 things, fonts, printer drivers, and languages, along with the stuff that you can't uncheck at the top. NVM, I don't have iLife on my puter, but I was smart and got a DMG of it before hand :)
    on a clean install, is there anything which I can tell the dvd to not install, besides those 3 things listed above? because I think that it installed less then 3.5 gb, more like 2.something.

    and thanks for the help! damn pre-installed software, meh!
  8. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Looks like you got a retail DVD with your iBook purchase. The retail DVD doesn't contain any extra software. Just go with the language and printer selections. The iLife apps are on DVDs that come with new Macs, but not with retail OS X DVDs.

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