12-10-2005, 06:30 PM #1boplicityGuestapplication question when reinstalling OS
I'm planning on reinstalling my system software and upgrading to 10.4 (currently running 10.3.9).
I don't have easy access to my Adobe suite and was wondering if I could just drag the application folders to my external hard drive and then drag them back afterwards?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
12-10-2005, 06:33 PM #2
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12-10-2005, 06:39 PM #3boplicityGuestOriginally Posted by Aptmunich
I recently bought an external harddrive as my Powerbook's 40gig harddrive was about maxxed out. I have noticed that the book is running a lot slower lately. I thought pulling my mp3s and jpegs and whatnot off the PB and onto the ext drive along with reinstalling the OS would be a big help.
12-10-2005, 06:48 PM #4Originally Posted by boplicity
Originally Posted by boplicity
There is no real need to do the constant "clean up" that you used to do with Windows anymore. You are using a Mac. There is absolutely no need to continually reinstall your OS.
The hardest thing about moving to Mac is that you absolutely HAVE to forget about 99.878425 % of what you used to do. This is not Windows, so simply forget about how you used to do things, and what you used to do with Windows. Once you are able to do that, you'll be fine!!
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12-10-2005, 07:15 PM #5boplicityGuestOriginally Posted by D3v1L80Y
EDIT: I found a MacDevCenter article about doing a clean install - this is what I had in mind - http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/ma.../29/tiger.html
Thanks for the help guys!
12-11-2005, 06:14 AM #6
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Another possibility would be an Archive & Install.
That way, you keep all your applications, user settings etc. but will get a clean new system.
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