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christianhaydenrebuilding startup disk
by on Dec 6, 2007 at 5:06:46 pm

According to Jerry Hofmann's article in your premier issue of Creative Cow Magazine (May, 2006), he says one of the things to do in order to have a "rock solid system" is to "rebuild your startup disk and reload your applications at least every 6-9 months" - depending on usage. I use mine very regularly and am considering doing a rebuild/reload. However, not wanting to do any damage to my system in the process, because I'm not exactly an expert at this kind of thing, I was wondering if there was a detailed list of how-to steps to follow.

I have a MacBook Pro running OS 10.4.11. If anyone has any advice I'd be very grateful. Thank you.

"The morbid, the merrier!" ~ Three Stooges

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zrb123Re: rebuilding startup disk
by on Dec 6, 2007 at 10:07:40 pm

Clone your existing startup disk to another drive, and then erase the system drive and start fresh.

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christianhaydenRe: rebuilding startup disk
by on Dec 21, 2007 at 12:53:27 am

thank you. to clone my existing startup drive, would i just select my "Macintosh HD" (my startup drive) and choose "Make Copy" and then paste to another drive (like an external)? and then after deleting my existing drive, would i just paste it back?

thanks in advance for your advice.

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Zane BarkerRe: rebuilding startup disk
by on Dec 21, 2007 at 5:34:13 am

No there are hidden files that doing that will not get.

Use Carbon Copy Cloner.

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