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  1. #1

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    Sep 09, 2008
    Help needed for re-installing OS.

    I need to re-install my OS, and my question is: How much will I need to install again afterwards? I have the Office package installed, and was now wondering, do I have to install it again, after I have re-installed my OS? I only have one license left for Office.

    Hope some one can help me.

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    Oct 22, 2007
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    If you have a time machine back-up, then you can use migration assistant to bring it back

    But why are you re-installing the OS, it isn't usually necessary
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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    And if you absolutely have to do a clean install and have 20GB of your HDD available, use Archive and Install. The old OS will be in a folder named of course 'Older System' and drag files from that.

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    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2008

    Thanks for the answers.

    I have a problem when I want to burn CD´s or DVD´s. I can´t find any software that works.

    When I burn a CD or DVD, and it is finishing the disc, it comes with an error that says that it can´t complete the burn. I have asked a danish support desk, and they said, that I need to re-install my os.

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    What software have you tried unsuccessfully to burn with? I'd lean more toward a problem with the burner or burning software than with the operating system.

    In the Windows world this is more common. But since OS X is a UNIX-based operating system and not subject to the same "Windows rot", it's very unlikely that a reinstall is needed.
    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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