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Old 05-11-2006, 01:30 AM   #1
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Spring cleaning!

so its that time of year again, technological spring cleaning. I'm backing up all my important documents (taxes, legal info, etc) my music (12 gigs worth thank god for data DVD's) my important programs (READ: photoshop i got for free and some open source stuff i can't find online anymore) and i'm completely wiping my harddrive, and reinstalling OSx.


Anyone else do this? I do this to prevent crap from piling up in the form of unuseable chunks of data from prior deletes and such.

then i'll reinstall, upgrade the OS from apple.com reinstall the important stuff i saved and it's just like i bought the computer yesterday, all fresh and clean.
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Old 05-11-2006, 01:41 AM   #2
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Never done that before...Seems like a good idea.
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Old 05-11-2006, 03:02 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by chrisdoesntknow
so its that time of year again, technological spring cleaning. I'm backing up all my important documents (taxes, legal info, etc) my music (12 gigs worth thank god for data DVD's) my important programs (READ: photoshop i got for free and some open source stuff i can't find online anymore) and i'm completely wiping my harddrive, and reinstalling OSx.


Anyone else do this? I do this to prevent crap from piling up in the form of unuseable chunks of data from prior deletes and such.

then i'll reinstall, upgrade the OS from apple.com reinstall the important stuff i saved and it's just like i bought the computer yesterday, all fresh and clean.
I did that a little while ago mainly because I wanted to install Linux YellowDog but it was also a good excuse to do a clean up I havent put everything back yet thinkin about upgrading yellowdog to 4.2 to see if itll work with the airport extreme card stupid brodcom not releasin thier specs to open source ah well hopefully 4.2 has what i need after that I gotta do spring cleaning on my dell since thats where I moved most of the crap from my laptop and its almost full which aint good gotta make space for TopGear lol
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:29 AM   #4
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I'm finally finished after what... 4 hours of backing things up and reinstalling EVERYTHING. all i have left to do is get my music back on my computer, but that will have to wait ebcause i found this cool thing on my DVD recorder that lets me listen to music and see a visuallizer through my tv that i'm playing with.
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