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    Oct 02, 2012
    Rebuilding my Mac Mini & Home network...

    My Mac Mini (late 2009, 2.26 GHz, 4 GB RAM running OSX 10.8.2) is getting pretty slow, and it has become something of a main hub for iTunes content, photos etc.

    I want to centralise all my content on the Mac mini, but I think it is getting on a bit... would a rebuild help? I would simplify everything on it so that it serves as a home for said content, but wouldn't really use it for anything else. I will use the Macbook Pro for heavier stuff like Final cut editing etc.

    If this would help - how do I rebuild it to Mountain Lion with no disc as I bought it on App store? I have been using Time Machine to back it up - Can I use that?? I don't really want to have all the software and other stuff that comes with that though - hence the rebuild!

    I would rebuild to Snow Leopard, but God knows where that disc is - and if I rebuilt to the original build disc I would still have to upgrade to Snow Leopard before upgrading to Lion wouldn't I?

    Any suggestions??

    Also, is this a good idea to use it as a kind of home content 'server' in that my other devices could access it (Apple TV, iPad etc) - I would connect the Mini Mac direct to my router via ethernet to maximise the speed.

    Again any suggestions gratefully received!

    Macbook Pro 2.7 GHz i7 16 GB
    Mini Mac, iMac, iPhone, iPad etc etc

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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    If you are going to do a re-install, and you have bought Mountain Lion from Apple then you can create a bootable disc to do a clean install

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    Oct 02, 2012
    Thank you for the link!
    Macbook Pro 2.7 GHz i7 16 GB
    Mini Mac, iMac, iPhone, iPad etc etc

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