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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Buy Retina Macbook Pro now or wait for Mountain Lion?

I'm currently in the market for a new Macbook Pro. Now that the retina Macbook has been shown and looks awesome I was wondering if I should go ahead and get it now or wait for Mountain Lion to come out so it is installed fresh. I know I can get a free update if I buy it now but I would it run better with a fresh install of Mountain Lion rather than Lion updated to Mountain Lion? Thanks for the help.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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I'm currently in the market for a new Macbook Pro. Now that the retina Macbook has been shown and looks awesome I was wondering if I should go ahead and get it now or wait for Mountain Lion to come out so it is installed fresh. I know I can get a free update if I buy it now but I would it run better with a fresh install of Mountain Lion rather than Lion updated to Mountain Lion? Thanks for the help.
Seems like a pointless thing to wait for, just because you want a "fresh install," honestly won't make a difference.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:44 PM   #3
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won't you be able to do a clean install? worse case, it's a extra $19.99. That covers all of your compatible macs.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:49 PM   #4
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You get the upgrade for free if you buy it now
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 08:50 PM   #5
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Just do a fresh install of ML when it comes out.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:36 PM   #6
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Just do a fresh install of ML when it comes out.
It will ship with Lion. The back up partition will have Lion and the free upgrade to ML will be just an upgrade. So, how do you do a fresh install?
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:38 PM   #7
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It will ship with Lion. The back up partition will have Lion and the free upgrade to ML will be just an upgrade. So, how do you do a fresh install?
The same way you do a fresh install of Lion when you installed on Snow Leopard from MAS. You install it, then boot into the updated recovery partition and format the disk, then install it again.
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It will ship with Lion. The back up partition will have Lion and the free upgrade to ML will be just an upgrade. So, how do you do a fresh install?
Same trick as with Lion, create a bootable installer on your USB stick -- buy a 3.0 version, it will go much faster!
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:50 PM   #9
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Would I be bad if I copy my current Lion onto the new MBP when it arrives?

I remember using the "Move my Mac" function a while ago, and it seriously sucked, missing all kinds of files and apps and certain settings not transferred properly.

I hope there is a way to clone my existing disk/OS onto the SSD in the new MBP?
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 10:09 PM   #10
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I think the better question is "buy now or wait to see if there are any problems with the 1st run"
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 10:15 PM   #11
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You get mountain lion for free.

The OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date upgrade will be available at no additional charge from the Mac App Store to all customers who purchase a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after June 11, 2012.

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I'm currently in the market for a new Macbook Pro. Now that the retina Macbook has been shown and looks awesome I was wondering if I should go ahead and get it now or wait for Mountain Lion to come out so it is installed fresh. I know I can get a free update if I buy it now but I would it run better with a fresh install of Mountain Lion rather than Lion updated to Mountain Lion? Thanks for the help.
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 02:25 PM   #12
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Does anyone know of any disadvantages in performance or space requirements from the OS after doing an upgrade vs. a clean install?
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