OS X :: Uninstalling And Reinstalling Mac Leopard - How To Know About It
Jun 2, 2009
1. Am I supposed to run any kind of disk maintenance (repairing permissions for example) prior to reinstalling Leopard?
2. Since all of my apps are going to be downgraded to its previous versions that originally came with Leopard installation DVDs, and my OS is going to be downgraded to 10.5.3 (I am on 10.5.7 at the moment), I am in a dilemma. Is it better to go with step-by-step update of Leopard (first download 10.5.4 and install it, than 10.5.5, etc...) or go directly to 10.5.7 from 10.5.3 (I think combo update is all about that, correct me if I am wrong)
3. About all the apps that go with Leopard (iTunes, iMovie, Quick Time Player)... Do you suggest me to update them as soon as I install 10.5.3 or to update to 10.5.7 first and then install all the application updates?
Soon after reinstalling Snow Leopard (10.6.8) on my Macbook after a crash, I noticed that my iPhone calendars and contacts were no longer syncing with my mac. After a few days, iTunes would not even recognize my iPhone when I plugged it in. I followed a couple of apple troubleshooting documents and things got worse, to the point where a newly installed iTunes would not start up.In the crash report, I noticed that iTunes was trying to load the 1Password Input Manager, a file left over from an old version of 1Password. Running the 1Password uninstaller, downloaded from their site, and reinstalling 1Password fixed all the above problems.
I have noticed that Firefox has been doing some weird things, random stuff that I don't even really understand how to even explain it. I am wondering if it is beneficial to just start over with Firefox....meaning, how do I completely uninstall and reinstall it? I have read that even when you do an uninstall process, that it keeps things on your hard drive. Can anyone explain (remember, novice terminology please) how to go about getting anything & everything related to Firefox OFF of my computer, then just reinstall it?? Also, on a somewhat unrelated note....when browsers get updates and we install them, am I supposed to go and uninstall the previous version? i.e.: new updates for Safari, iTunes, Firefox, iPhoto....anything?
I installed a copy of Adobe After Effects on my MacBook Pro, but the license had expired, deleted it out of the applications folder and tried to install a new copy but the system check says that After Effects is still installed on the hard drive, what's the proper way to uninstall software.
I am trying to re-install leopard on my G5 with no success. I boot the machine up start the installation wizard from my desktop, it says that the wizard will continue after re-starting, and then proceeds to reboot.
However on booting my PM always ejects the CD, does anybody know how I can turn this off, as at the minute it's just restarting and booting back to my desktop each time.
I installed Snow Leopard long after installing OS X5.5, now updated to 10.6.8. If I have to erase the HD and reinstall all software, Would I have to use the install CD's for both 10.5.5 and Snow Leopard?
When I first got my iMac and set up Boot Camp I made my Windows partition a little overoptimistically small. Now that I've got all my required work software installed it's basically turning out that I really should have made it a lot larger. Is there a way to resize without having to reinstall everything? I remember back in my dual booting Windows and Linux days there was a program called Partition Magic that just sorta really magically, it seemed like, did whatever you wanted with partitions on the fly. Is there any way to do this with Leopard/Boot Camp?
So I recently decided to attempt to revive my "broken" macbook. The two major problems with it is 1. There is zero battery life. I mean if I unplug it it dies. 2. The disc drive simply does not work. It will accept discs but will not read them. The other major problem is that vista is the only operating system on the computer, because I used to use it as a ventrilo server, and as a WoW server for about a week. Now, i'm wondering, is there any way to install leopard not from a disc, but from a hard drive? I have a legitimate copy of leopard and am really annoyed right now because I would like to take the computer in for repairs but cannot do so because of vista.
I have no clue how long this has been going on but every time I either reboot or turn on my Mac, my mac gets that "Mac OS X Quit Unexpectedly" error. The weird thing is that I get no kernel panic or crashes or anything.If you recommend reinstalling Leopard, why don't I just rather wait for Snow Leopard
I did a fresh install - and usually it prompts me for the Applications cd towards the end of the installation. For some reason it didn't. I didn't change any of the default options and normally with other OS installs in the past it's prompted me.
I have to re-install my MacBook Pro with the install DVD, Mac OS version 10.6. Only... I'm on the other side of the world and don't have access to my install DVD. A man traveling with me do have the Install DVD, but with version 10.6.6. Can I use this to reinstall?
I want to do a fresh instal of leopard! Since I am a student, i brought my leopard discs, ext. hdd, original powerbook g4 discs (for instal of ilife) back to my apartment at school but i forgot about my office 2008 discs!
I need to reinstall Snow Leopard over my current Snow Leopard installation because the system has failed. I need to know what will happen if I proceed with an install. Because there are no options for installation, I dont know how to do an archive and install and it is essential that I have my home folder and it's contents intact. Does anyone know if reinstalling snow leopard will automatically archive my home folder or if there is something else I need to do?
I am a graphic designer and therefore have a LOT of software (Adobe, Quark, the usual suspects). I want to upgrade to Snow Leopard on my G5 with 16G of RAM. I have made a copy of my 500GB startup drive with Carbon Copy Cloner and I am ready to wipe the original disc and make it happen. But before I start, can I drag and drop my applications and library folders so I don't have to reinstall everything?
By accident i installed search elf after it made my safari crash i was able to delate it but i still have alerts in system tray and i can t find the application in finder nor anywhere. First time ever my mac crashed and i couldn t start safari because of this toolbar.
I've just switched over from XP and have been problems with uninstalling programs off the Mac (osx tiger). In XP there would normally be a control panel which would show a list of programs on your computer which you could either modify or uninstall. There doesn't appear to be one in mac osx so I decided to drag the file from the applications folder to the trash. It appeared as though everything was fine until I ran a search in spotlight to still find some of the files still on my computer. I was uninstalling Limewire if this helps. I would like to rid my computer of everything associated to this program.
I was curious about something. If I was to take a Application from the Application area in OSX and drag it to the trash, it is uninstalled.
Now I've downloaded a program call Apptrap, so it will remove all of the associated files along with the program.
If I were to decide to put the program back in the Applications area of OSX by dragging it, how do I get the associated files back where they belong? I wasn't sure if the program would create new files once I started the program again or what. I removed a program and it had some associated files with it but I don't know where they went and have since deleted them.
Several applications on my mac keep uninstalling themselves, even whilst In use. For example: I was using firefox, then navigation bar seemed to lock up, so I quit Firefox, then it removed itself from the dock bar - I looked in my applications folder and it was no longer there? Had to download and reinstall to get it working again. Was using photoshop CS4, click 'save for web' and a popup told me it was unable to export as file didn't exist? So I saved my file i was working on, quit photoshop, looked in my applications folder and the entire CS4 package was missing?
To restore this, I opened Time Machine, and found that it had been missing for 3 hours, so restored the Adobe suite (7gb) and it now works again. This has happened to about 8 applications now, cyberduck, carbon copy cloner, adium, appzapper, automater, firefox, adobe? I've ran a disk check on my hard drive and all seems fine, no errors found. I'm also experiencing complete freezes every so often where I'm forced to hold the power button down to turn my mac off and then reboot it - all since this error started happening. I have a Macbook Pro, 17" 2.4ghz, 4gm ram running OS X 10.5.7
Every 5 mnutes my safari crashed and says its because of a plug in caled gamehouserestaurantrush plug in. I would like to get rid of this. I've been to preferences and gone to extensions but its completely blank.
I just bought a new Macbook Pro 2.4 and am looking at putting a copy of XP 32bit on there soon after I get it. However, Windows 7 is also looking pretty nice and since I'll be in college when it's released (I believe) I'll probably end up getting a copy. So, I was just wondering: How easy is it to get rid of a, say, XP boot camp partition? And when you do get rid of it, does it delete all your files and such? Anyways, just looking for some insight on the topic, have been using macs for a long time but this will be the first Intel one.
I need to reinstall FCP Studio 2 to repair a messed up Compressor app. How go I go about uninstalling such a large program? There are preference panes and plists and various programs. Should I use an app like app delete or is there another way?
I am new Mac users so I am trying to find alternative programs to the once I used under windows. Some are ok some I 'move to trash' and look for easier to use. When I don't need program anymore I 'move to trash' the program in my applications. Is that enough? I know mac is different, but under windows you needed to run several cleaning programs regularly to clean up all the bits and pieces left behind.
I installed Linux in a partition and now I would like to delete it and delete the partitions. I can't really seem to delete one of them, because it says it's "too small" and the other won't really delete. Here's the page with the instructions on how to install it. Install Linux. Here's some screenshots of my partitions in Disk Utility. I really need to get the whole hard disk free for just the Mac.
I have a new Mac book pro and am trying to migrate my dell, I have used Vmware fusion 3, and all the software available for this but there was always errors gallor. The last attemp was to use Bootcamp, got to the point where there was an error, so I attempted to delete the partition, now this is where I should not have even thought about, but I did and now I have to Reinstall the OSX, is there anybody outr there who has actually migrated there PC to their MAC without any problems.