Posted 02 August 2010 - 08:44 AM
Okay, so, I'm thinking about completely reinstalling Mac OSX. I have a Macbook Pro, (late summer 2009 model), and I have both original disks that came with my Mac. I don't have the NEED to reinstall, I have the WANT to reinstall, because I mess around with VBOX and stuff, and I think my computer might be slowing down a bit because of it. Before we go into deleting some weird Library files or something like that, here's my plan:
Back up any documents, games, and music. Simple, that's always a first step for me.
Second, make SURE i have everything I need backed up.
Third, boot to the CD.
Fourth, here's where I need help: formatting. What do I format my hard drive as? HFS+, Journalled, what?
6th, Use the Mac OS X Applications DVD to reinstall all the base Applications, like iLife, you know, all that stuff. Also, does the Applications DVD that came with my Mac have iLife on it?
7th, Restore the backups of my music and games and everything.
9th, Install a few programs I need, like Skype, etc,
10th, I need an application that can fully delete applications, such as AppZapper, but it needs to be free and it needs to work well. IDK if AppZapper is free so..
Final Step: Reboot to my sparkling (metaphorically) Mac!