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Originally Posted by MacArab View Post
Well, I bought it from an Apple reseller in Malta, the box itself is the fancy 3-d effect one, came with instruction booklet, dvd, and stickers.

Little sticker on side corner of box has Apple Cupertino address, and assembled in Ireland, Mac OS X Retail Version.

Clean install sounds scary; I know how to back up common things like Music, Video, Pictures, Documents folders, as well as mail, but what about preferences and all the Apps i downloaded, is there a guide how to do a clean install, and will it really make a difference ?

I just don't want to go through a clean install, reinstall everything, then have the same issues come up ...
Here's what I would do. Use Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) to backup the entire hard drive. Do an Erase & Install. When the install completes, you'll be prompted to run the Migration Assistant, which you can use to access your CCC backup to bring in all of your Applications, Settings, Documents, Music, etc. It works very well, but some programs that have complex installers (most notably MS Office) will be broken by the process and need to be reinstalled.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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