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    .nathan
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    My iMac.
    I got it about 4 months ago, and I want to do a clean install.

    I want to keep my pictures and music. I want to get rid of so much junk that has built up, but it would be easier to just wipe it clean and start over.

    What should I do before and what should I expect after the wipe?

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    Why do you want to do a clean install? This isn't Windows.....


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    .nathan
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    'Cause I feel like it.

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    Seems pointless to me but...

    when you reboot from the DVD, look for an "Options" button a few windows in. Select "Archive and Install". This will install a new system but keep your profile, setting and everything else just like it is...


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    .nathan
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    But I dont want to keep all the junk I have in it.,

    Eg. 100 trial programs, stupid videos, pointless music that I downloaded, all that jazz.

    You know?

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    Just find it and delete it!
    Back with the mac!

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    That is just plain stupid. Chances are you've downloaded your stuff to a specific place. Go there and just push it all into the bin. Get a little program called AppZapper and zap out all the stuff in the Applications folder you don't need. A clean install is just unnecessary load for your hard drive and computer in general. Since nothing is wrong with your Mac OS, why try fix it?
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    -Just burn your pictures and music to CDs/DVDs
    -Make sure you deauthorize iTunes if you use it
    -After the install, it'll be just like new, expect to spend a couple hours downloading updates.

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    .nathan
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    I am done, and back up. Just have about 500 songs and 1000 pictures to copy to my "new" computer and i am back like ever.

    I have restored everything i needed from the back-up i did earlier today.

    The updates only took 10 mins. *kisses fios cable*

    Go me.

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