OS X :: Cloning HD And Clean Install Of Snow Leopard

Oct 16, 2010

I have a 2.16G (black) macbook that I will be upgrading to Snow Leopard. Since I've had the computer for over three years, I want to perform a clean installation of 10.6. I don't have a ton of files on my macbook and--apart from some large Garageband files--what I do have are relatively small (Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, music, photos) so I've always backed up by saving things to CDs/DVDs. Not the best plan, I know, which is why I recently purchased a Lacie 1TB external drive so that I can have a clone.

I would like to install OSX onto the external drive but I'm not sure how things should be sequenced. I've never partitioned a HD before; should this be performed first? How's this for a sequence:

1) partition the external HD first
2) install Snow Leopard onto the external HD
3) make the clone of my system and
4) do a clean install of Snow Leopard on my internal macbook HD

Does this make sense or is there a better way for me to approach this? Also, is there anything different I'd have to do to install the 10.6 on the external drive?

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MacBook Pro :: After Clean Install Snow Leopard, Can't Install Bundled Application (ilife)?

Apr 2, 2012

This is the first time i reinstalled(clean install) my snow leopard on my MBP. All went fine but then i inserted the disc for bundled application (which contains the ilife apps) but it keeps failing. 

It says that "the installation failed. the installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. contact the software manufacturer for assistance". 

I've also done my research on this matter. I've gone thru a few steps i tried as below without success: 

1)normal install - fail

2)repair permission - fail

3)install in safe mode - fail

4) install using another admin acc - fail

5) made an image out of the disc and install - fail

6) used a similar disc(my dad's since we have identical version) - fai

7)updated my system and install - fail

8) reinstall the mac - fail 

i cant think of any other solution as im a bit noob when it comes to mac. is there any other things i could try before taking it Apple?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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IMac :: Unable To Install Clean Snow Leopard / Instructions To Install On Internal Drive?

Dec 20, 2009

The internal hard drive on my early 2009 iMac is being replaced but I have to reinstall Snow Leopard myself.I did search in MRoogle and at Apple and cannot seem to find instructions on how to perform a clean Snow Leopard install on an iMac internal HD.

Can I do this? And if so how? Or do you think I should try and install Leopard on the existing Hd in the iMac? I still have these discs but have to get the SL applications install disc out of my drive (it's stuck and the iMac won't boot past the blue screen).

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Software Update After Snow Leopard Clean Install

Jul 3, 2012

Today I performed a clean install of Snow Leopard on my late 2009 Mac Mini. After completing the installation, I began running software update to bring everything up-to-date.While software update did find and install a number of updates (10.6.8v1.1 Combo update, Security Update 2012-002, Apple Software Installer Update, iLife Support 9.0.4, Remote Desktop Client Update 3.5.3, Airport Utility, Java, Safari) it did not find an update for iTunes (which starts at version 9.x, I believe, in a SL clean install).I assumed that this was some sort of random glitch and manually downloaded and installed iTunes 10.6.3.After that, I re-installed iLife '11 (from a retail DVD, not the App Store).When I ran Software Update again, it found updates for Garage Band, iDVD, and iWeb, but it did not show the updates for iPhoto and iMovie.I found this to be unnerving, as I performed a clean install when I first obtained this Mini a few months ago and didn't experience any of these problems - all of my Apple software updated automatically through Software Update without a hitch.

I began researching this problem online and found that other people have been experiencing this same problem (or some variation of it), and it seems like it began appearing around the time Apple updated some of its security certificates in March.In particular, I've found several references to the missing iPhoto update.This one is especially noticeable because an iPhoto library created in iPhoto 9.2.3 will not open in iPhoto 9.0, and this generates an error upon opening the program (i.e., a user backs up their iPhoto library created in 9.2.3, performs a SL clean install, reinstalls iLife, goes through the Software Update process until it shows that no more updates are available, and are shocked to find that they are unable to open their backed up iPhoto library because they have an out of date version of iPhoto).The most common (and admittedly logical) solution proposed in the threads I've read is to download any necessary updates directly from the Apple website. However, I am curious as to why this previously functional feature now appears to be broken.Has anyone else been struggling with this?  Does it indeed have something to do with the new security certificates? Is Apple aware of the problem?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Clean Install For Snow Leopard?

Aug 27, 2009

there is too much about clean installs now on this forum... and a lot of information conflicts with other information. can someone just have a step by step process of how to do a clean install for snow leopard below.PLEASE no guessing, and only people who have done it please comment.then we can just link people to this thread.

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OS X :: How To Do Clean Install Of Snow Leopard

Aug 30, 2009

I thought this might be useful if you wanted do do a clean install with the Snow Leopard DVD. There have been a lot of threads asking about it. Apple designed Snow Leopard 10.6 so that you cannot select 'Erase Install' when booting from DVD like in Leopard 10.5. Apple states that you need Leopard 10.5 installed in order to 'Upgrade' or 'Install' Snow Leopard 10.6 - This is not true.

This guide shows you how to do a clean install of Snow Leopard 10.6. Extremely hand if you need to install a new hard drive. Please note this was performed off the 'Upgrade' disk - which shouldnt [according to Apple] be able to do a full install! I also outline how to migrate your data to the new install. Let me know what you think. YouTube - Guide: How To Do A Clean Fresh Full Install Of Apple Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.

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OS X :: How To Clean Install Snow Leopard?

Sep 1, 2009

I'm fairly new to the Mac OS. Switched from evil Windows. World is much more stable.

I want to upgrade via clean install to snow leopard. I have read mixed messages that this can and cannot be done. If it can, can someone please post some clear and definitive instructions in how to do this from the upgrade disc of snow leopard.

I currently have:

- Original Leopard disc 10.6.5

- iLife 2009 DVD (purchased separately)

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OS X :: How To Do A Clean Install Of Snow Leopard?

Sep 11, 2009

I'm really getting sick of all these glitches...How can I do a clean install of everything?

I have a TB drive and everything is pretty much backed up on there (I use Time Machine).

So how do I go about doing this?

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OS X :: Clean Install And Snow Leopard Upgrade

Aug 4, 2009

I assume that when I get my mac, a snow leopard drop in disc will be inside.

1. As soon as I finish the setup, and am presented with the desktop, I will immediately put in the snow leopard disc. In this scenario, is it ok to just do a normal upgrade since the system is pretty much untouched?
2. My understanding is that if I do a clean install, I will lose iLife, and will have to reinstall it using the discs that came with my machine, is this correct?
3. I'm confused about archive and install. Will all my applications (iLife, etc) be left alone? Is this sort of like a clean install, except you have a copy of your old system files? Is it ok to delete the old system files afterwards?
4. From the scenario I described in #1 which of the 3 installation methods is the best to do?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Clean Install Checklist?

Aug 23, 2009

I'll be upgrading to Snow Leopard when it comes out (hopefully the 28th). I've decided to do a "clean install" because I'm working off a Time Machine backup that originally came from a PowerBook.

So I need some help coming up with a checklist of things I haven't thought of to backup. I've thought of lots of the obvious things:

-iPhoto Library (does backing up just the library preserve albums?)
-Music/ Movies + playlists
-iPhone backup (where is this located?)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Clean Install And ITunes

Aug 23, 2009

I currently have my itunes pretty much the way I like - I have used the rating system and the play count feature etc., a lot. But I am planning on doing a clean install of Snow Leopard when I get it. Is there a way to copy this data over on a HDD and then copy and paste it?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Upgrade Or Clean Install?

Aug 26, 2009

If i go out and buy Snow Leopard for �25 can you do a clean install or is it an upgrade only meaning to do a clean install you have to install leopard first then snow leopard afterwards

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Clean Install On MacBook Pro

Aug 26, 2009

I want to do a clean install on my macbook pro with snow leopard, and already have all of my applications and files backed up. But I was wondering, If I restore the apps onto the newly wiped hard drive, will I have to reactivate them? Like with final cut, will I need to re-enter the serial number for it to work? or will it run just like it used to?

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Mac Mini :: With Snow Leopard - How To Do A Clean Install

Jun 14, 2012

I just got a Mac Mini with Snow Leopard.  The guy I bought it from took out the 80GB HDD that was in it and put my old MacBook 160GB HDD in it so it's like my old laptop on a mini.  I want to start over with the system fresh and new as it'll be serving a new, re: family computer, purpose now.  I don't have the SL upgrade/install disc right now and not sure if/when I'll get them back.  Is there a way to wipe it back to new and keep it on snow leopard?  This HDD was initially a Leopard drive when I first purchased it FYI.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Clean Install With Time Machine?

Aug 30, 2009

am thinking about doing a clean install of Snow Leopard, but was wondering about the use of Time Machine in the Migration Assistant after it's re-installed. I have a lot of music, documents,apps etc (probably around 70-80gb) on my Time Machine backup that I would need to re-install. When you choose Time Machine in the migration assistant, does it let you choose what to pull off the Time Machine, or does it just take everything?

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OS X :: Clean Install Of Snow Leopard - After Reboot A Pop Up Ask A Question?

Aug 30, 2009

I made a clean install of Snow Leopard and now I'm slowly installing all my apps. I had Undercover running on Leopard and I installed it again. After the reboot, a pop up asked my the same question as an iPhone asks"uc" would like to use your current location.

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OS X :: Restore Mail After Clean Install Of Snow Leopard?

Aug 31, 2009

I have my "mail" folder from Time machine. I tried to copy one email from the prev folder; but it's clearly not that simple as it doesn't show in mail.

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OS X :: Clean Install For Snow Leopard - Application Backup?

Sep 1, 2009

I plan to do a clean install for SL, and was wondering if I could simply drag my applications onto a flash drive or DVD and then retrieve them once in SL. For example could I just drag the iWork and MS Office 2008 folders onto a flash drive or DVD, do the clean install, then drag them back into my Application folder?

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OS X :: Best Way To Migrate Data After A Snow Leopard Clean Install?

Sep 3, 2009

I know there are numerous posts already about whether to 'clean install' or upgrade to Snow Leopard, but I can't seem to find an answer to my question anywhere.

I have two computers that I've already upgraded to Snow Leopard - an iMac that's about a year old (with data on it that has been migrated between macs since Tiger) and a brand new MBP which is unblighted by any migrated data. The MBP seems much faster for the upgrade, but the iMac seems a little slower.

My instinct here is to erase my iMac hard drive and install Snow Leopard from scratch, which would presumably solve the sluggish performance issues.

My question is this: I have all my iMac data backed up on Time Machine. Is performing a clean install and then restoring my mac from Time Machine going to give me exactly the same problems as upgrading did? Or would it be better to selectively move data back to my iMac after a clean install?

If I need to do this the hard way (as I suspect) and selectively bring back my data to leave the junk behind, is there anything I can do before running a clean install to make this more painless?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Clean Install - Restore From Last Backup

Oct 24, 2009

I was thinking of doing a clean install of Snow Leopard. I back up via Time Machine to a Time Capsule. If I do a clean install, do I then just open Time Machine and then choose restore from the last backup or is not that simple.

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OS X :: Staved Off Installing Snow Leopard - Clean Install?

Dec 24, 2009

I've staved off installing Snow Leopard but a ready to jump in now. Big question: Does it need a clean install or is the upgrade from the CD OK?

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OS X :: Clean Install Of Snow Leopard And Backup Restoration?

Jan 22, 2010

My snow leopard has been performing really badly, so its been recommended that I do a clean install, however I am not too sure how to go about it. The main issues are how I actually start the whole process, and the second thing is what I need to be aware of when restoring from backup? I assume you need to use migration assistant, is it possible to restore documents and music, or only applications and settings?

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OS X :: Possible To Do A Clean Install Using A Snow Leopard Upgrade Disk?

Mar 17, 2010

I have an early 08 MBP that shipped with Leopard. I upgraded it to Snow Leopard quite a long time ago. I feel like doing a clean reinstallation but my Leopard disk is spoilt.

Is it possible for me to do a brand new clean installation just using that Snow Leopard upgrade disk?

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OS X :: TimeMachine And ITunes ... Clean Install Of Snow Leopard Later

Jul 1, 2010

I'm upgrading from Leopard to Snow Leopard later this evening using the clean install option. I'm using a 2009 13" MBP. I have everything backed up to TimeMachine, but I just wanted to check that my entire iTunes library will be able to be recovered back into iTunes from TimeMachine after I complete the clean install of Snow Leopard. Also, is a time machine backup enough or should I be paranoid and back up everything to another external disk?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: 10.6.8 Clean Install Without Original Disc?

Feb 20, 2012

i have a macbook pro 13" from around august 2010. i'm happily running 10.6.8 on it but i need to do my anual clean install.

however, i've lost my original install disc. is there a way around this? is there a way i can order a replacement? 

i have a retail bought snow leopard dvd but this wont work as it's older than the machine. 

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Access TimeMachine After Clean Install

Mar 18, 2012

Recently I did a clean install on my MBP after a 4-generation-old OSX 10.6.8 TM backup got way too slow (I had used it with my old MBP, then restored to a 24" iMac, then a 27" iMac, and then to the new MBP). 

However, with the clean install I did obviously not create the exact same user name / account I had before, so I cannot access the TM now. I'd like to extract some of the folders from that backup, mainly images I am missing and some data. 

Mac OS X (10.6.8), mbp i7 17", iMac 27", iPad, i4

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Create A Clean Install With Lion?

Apr 12, 2012

I am running the latest Snow leopard using an imac 10.6.8. I am looking to upgrade to Lion or possible Mountain Lion if I can wait a few months, but I would really like to perform a clean install so that I can start a fresh. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB ram

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Installing Applications DVD After Clean Install

May 13, 2012

I've just finished a clean installation of Snow Leopard on My MacBook Pro. I've got a cd, called "Applications Install Disc", from which i was supposed to install Iphoto etc. But when i start installing, it says "Installation Failed". It says that an unknown failure has occured. Now i can't install these programs, and it's pretty sad.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: How To Retain ITunes Library After Clean Snow Leopard Install

Aug 27, 2009

I want to do a clean/fresh install of Snow Leopard tomorrow. I can deal with reinstalling apps, etc. but I really don't want to lose my iTunes library, mainly my play count. Crazy, I know, but hey lol.

What's the best way of doing a fresh install without losing it? File->Library->Back Up To Disk? Will simply saving my iTunes folder to an external, then copying it to the fresh install work?

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OS X :: Clean Install Of Snow Leopard - Best Way To Move Data And Apps

Dec 2, 2009

I had issues with my old hard drive that kept from using time machine, address book syncing with mobile me, shutting down, disk repair, and permissions repair. Next, I did extensive research on each issue and realized the best thing to do was upgrade my hard-drive (from 110 Gigs to 500 Gigs and an additional gig of memory) and start fresh with Snow Leopard I used carbon copy to do a complete bootable copy of my previous hard drive. I do not have any time machine backups. I opted to save time and have a local shop (Onyx here in Atlanta) do the HD install I did not have them do a data move or port. So now I am left with getting all my necessary apps, preferences, and other data (photos, iTunes, etc...) either installed and updated or moved from the old hard-drive.

I've run across a few threads on here that talk about these items but I still have a few questions. Some are basic so please forgive me. Will I have any problems reinstalling the applications (like iWork, MS Office 08, Adobe Acrobat 8, Omni Focus, Omni Notetaker, and/or other paid apps) with the serial numbers used on my previous hard-drive? Is it better to reinstall these apps or move them over? How does one move over apps? Is it best to the migration tool? (I've never used the migration tool)

I don't want to corrupt my permissions or library files as I had done on my previous harddrive. So will using the migration tool to move apps over move over the corrupted or troubled library files associated with particular apps? Are there good threads that speak to these particular issues? Also, are there helpful guides, online bo oks or sites that speak to these issues? I do want to get a clean start but there are some things I dont' want to lose. Things like my bookmarks in Firefox and Safari, my OmniFocus database. Lastly, the technician thought my original 110 gig hard-drive was about physically die due to how slowly it shut down and given the issues I was having. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

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