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Mar 28, 2012

I am having several problems all started when I migrated from my old Mac Pro to my new one, I would like to re-install the OS so it is clean, but I don't waant to loose all my Apps. 

If I use the re-install through the front button double press will this overwright everything? 

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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