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    Leopard HELP!!!!???
    So, for quite some time I have been EXTREMELY excited for leopard.
    Last night I finally have the money so I go pick it up and hurry home to install it.
    here's where it all started.
    first, it took almost four hours to install
    then once it was done
    my computer was significantly slower.
    and i mean by A LOT!
    come to find out more then half of my applications wont even open.
    so i download the updates... which took about another hour. needless to say I was furious.
    My computer was amazing before i let leopard eat it alive.
    so now, I'm downgrading back to tiger.
    My Mac may be fairly old, but its not half bad
    i have a 1.25ghz G4 eMac
    with 2 gb ram
    and a 160 gig hard drive
    not bad right???
    well, leopard took about 30 gigs of my hard drive and everything runs soooooooo slow
    what should i do
    is there anything i can do to fix it?

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    Keep in mind that for the first hour or so, Spotlight will be indexing your hard drive to prepare it for searching. I would leave it on for a few hours and come back to it. If it's still slow, try a clean install or archive and install.

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    Several people say that you should do a clean install of Leopard, and, if you decide to do it as an upgrade, make sure that you have removed those programs that tweak the appearance of the OS, like ShapeShifter and similars. Good luck.

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    well mate,i would recommend you to downgrade to tiger.i myself thinking to do so,if i cant find any solution to my problems.and your computer isnt bad at all.
    Just be nice and helpful...

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    yes. if you upgraded from tiger. you should >definitely< back up your data and do a clean erase and install. and leopard shouldn't have taken 30GB of your HD

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    alright, a clean erase and install sounds like the thing to do
    heres my problem
    I CANNOT lose ilife, and i dont have the install disk for it anymore : (
    if i do a clean erase and install will i lose iLife?

    also, lol, how do i even do a clean erase and install
    bear with me, I'm new to this stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emoguy55 View Post
    alright, a clean erase and install sounds like the thing to do
    heres my problem
    I CANNOT lose ilife, and i dont have the install disk for it anymore : (
    if i do a clean erase and install will i lose iLife?

    also, lol, how do i even do a clean erase and install
    bear with me, I'm new to this stuff
    if you do an 'erase and install' you would definitely loose iLife...
    im sure if you already have it installed there may be a way to 'back it up'..

    and to preform an erase and install - on the screen right before the install begins there is a customize or options button (I don't exactly remember) -click that, and choose erase and install

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