can i re-install everything with this cd or i need the 1 that came with the mac?

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

1 Answer from the Community

  • The Snow Leopard Install DVD will allow you to reinstall the OS programs and components. Any additional software like Microsoft Office, 3rd Party Software of iLife software will not be installed.

    You will need the original disks if you want to reinstall the version of iLife that came with the computer. If you upgraded your iLife version by buying an iLife Install disc, insert that into the computer to reinstall it.

    Also, using an External Hard-Drive with Snow Leopard and Time Machine (included in the OS) you can easily restore your computer from the last Time Machine backup, so you don't need to worry about having to deal with reinstall various disks.