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After having had my Macbook for about 2 years now, I am thinking about totally wiping the sytem and reinstalling the OS in order to have a fresh start with my Macbook for University.

I would be moving all my music, movies, photos etc to my hard drive first, but I have a few questions that i would appreciate if I could get some help with;

1. What would be the best thing to do with firefox favourites, passwords etc in order to be able to transfer them to mozilla once I have reinstalled the OS

2. Would you suggest buying snow leopard instead?

3. Would you advise against me reinstalling the OS in order to have a fresh start and a quicker system?

4. What would be the best way to go about it (besides the obvious) and any other tips you would give.

Many Thanks
 
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Best way would be to do a time machine back-up first, re-install and bring your apps, files and preferences back from the TM back-up
 
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I think Snow Leopard is great. So I would do that.

In FF go to Organize Bookmarks and then Import and Backup, and backup your bookmarks to your external HD.

I must admit, I don't know the best way to save your FF passwords.
 
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My approach would be to do a Superduper bootable copy to the Ext HD then do an Install of Snow Leopard, then use Migration Assistant on MB - Applications > Utilities - to import settings but no Applications.
Then download fresh 3rd party Apps as you need them. As i recall you should be able to select which of User files you want to import - might even be worth setting up a Folder of User files to import on old OS before you start the process.
That way you have an old copy of the OS you could boot off if u need to and a Fresh OS on MB for starting Uni
 
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Thanks for the help guys, any anyone else with any info would be appreciated.

If I do a superduper bootable copy then won't I be left with all the cache and crap like that that slows it right down?

Also, what would be the best/cheapest way of adding more RAM? Im in the UK, and would you advise adding RAM? Is it worth however much I'm going to have to pay?
 

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