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Re-Installing OS

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I have a iMac G5 that is currently running OS X 10.4.11 and it keeps quitting on me causing my computer to freeze up and needing to be focred to power down. If I reinstall the OS will that clear out everything on the computer such as other programs and any files on teh computer? Please help.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,440 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 11:37 AM (in response to J-Fab)

    An Erase and Install will, while an Archive and Install will preserve the previous system and data while installing a fresh one. Whatever you do, back up your files.




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