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i want to reinstsall my os
can any guide me through this with out me having to lose all my data?
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What Mac do you have and what version of OSX?

Normally you hold down the C key with the OSX CD/DVD in the drive and when it gets to the install options, select Archive and Install. It will leave all your data and settings there but just reinstall the OS.
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just to make sure, why are you re-installing your os. Unlike windows, mac osx does not need to re-installed, unless there is a serious error, or there is a sale of the computer.

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The one and only time I had to reinstall and used the Archive and Install was I tried some defragmenter on Tiger on my Mini and it messed Tiger up. Otherwise I have never had to do a reinstall with OSX.

I agree with powerbook G4, reinstalling OSX is Rare unless something really goes wrong.
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i loaded the new version of acquition and it told me my java needed to be updated then a message came up saying i shoud reinstall my os

what y'all think
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OK, what kind of Mac do you have and what version of OS X do you have?

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First. I've never heard of that software. Have you got a link?

Second. I've never heard of software saying you need to reinstall the OS, unless it requires a later version of the OS.

So as others have asked. What machine and OS X version (exact) are you running?

Have you checked to see if your version of OS X has any updates available for Java via software update?
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First. I've never heard of that software. Have you got a link?

Second. I've never heard of software saying you need to reinstall the OS, unless it requires a later version of the OS.

So as others have asked. What machine and OS X version (exact) are you running?

Have you checked to see if your version of OS X has any updates available for Java via software update?
its updated!!!
http://www.acquisitionx.com/
is the website i down loaded the program from
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I'd look for another p2p application. This one seems to have it's issues right now. See http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/mo...x/15375&page=2 where a guy did re-install the OS. From how he says it, I don't think it helped.

Version Tracker is more informative than the developer site. I checked the release notes and couldn't find any mention of a Java fix. The site is very minimal.
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