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    You will need another hard drive to clone your current hard drive to, whether it be another internal drive or an external drive. Note that anything on this secondary drive (the one you are cloning your current HD to) will have everything erased.
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    ok well I am off to go buy a external HD. Which program is better to use, time machine or SuperDuper?

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    For this purpose, SuperDuper. Much faster and the backup is bootable.
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    ok just bought a 1tb WD Hard Drive for Mac so lets get this party started

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    I would make a partition that is equal to the size of your internal drive first. Make sure you format it in Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) in Disk Utility. Then leave the other piece of it open for non-backup chores.

    Once you've got the drive setup, then run SuperDuper! and let it finish. Then you're ready for an Erase & Install...

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    Just curious but going forward once I finally get this mac running right is it better to back up with time machine or superdrive?

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    Oh snap I already have it coping files. WD says it is already formatted HFS+ Journaled for Snow leopard

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    That's fine. I was just trying to help you future proof it so that you can take full advantage of the extra storage space. SuperDuper! needs a dedicated partition to use. So, if you want to store anything else on the drive, you'll need to make multiple partitions. Not a big deal for right now - we can always go back and repartition later.

    For right now, your best bet is to get a good full backup just in case that drive has issues, and also to use to import your data back after the clean install.
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    "System/library/core.... "you can safely ignore this one, its not an issue according to apple, comes up on mine too
    Kodak EasyShare-Get rid of this one, you can always install again if it doesnt work, make sure ALL associated files are trashed too
    Also, look at System Prefs, your user account, login items, disable third party programs from startup and try again.
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    Ok next question, can I do a clean install with just the 29 dollar upgrade version? I had tiger and upgraded to snow leopard that way. I have read conflicting information online. Some say you can do a clean install with just that disc. Others say that the box set is required. I am at work right now and plan on doin the clean install when I get home. Thanks for your help guys

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    Yes, you can. Just boot off the disc. I've done it (several times) myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonMarley View Post
    Ok next question, can I do a clean install with just the 29 dollar upgrade version? I had tiger and upgraded to snow leopard that way.
    You can install SL using the upgrade disc if you already have a valid Leopard licence. The EULA explictly states that this is required (see section 2C). So, despite the fact that it's possible, you're not technically supposed to do so.
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    How long does a clean install normally take? I started mine last night and it's still going now at 11:30 am

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    Should take about an hour tops
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    I agree. I'm really starting to think that your drive is having issues.
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