I have Gooogled this for a couple of months now casually but have never gotten a guide that seems suited to me.
I am running Snow Leopard. It's really starting to get slow. Basically, most guides on the net either tell you how to do a clean install and keep all of your files, or none of them.
What I am looking for is something in between.
I want to be able to have a completely fresh install, but then grab back stuff from my old backup as I need it. MS Office, maybe the occasional word file after that. Eclipse IDE, with all my original preference settings. Only as I need it. That way I can make more of less.
Does anyone know a guide online that resolves my problem? Or does anyone know how to do this themselves?
At this time, I am not interested in upgrading to Mountain Lion