Clean install of Mountain Lion?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by lukester, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I have not made a clean install since my first MBP in 2006!
    Too lazy to go through the pain.
    I just got a new SSD and my MBP boots rather slow I think for a new SSD, however much faster of course than my old 5400 HD.

    Is it worth it to make a clean install and how do I get all my garbage,, programs and files back on to the new drive?

    Can anyone direct me to some info?

    Or should I just leave well enough alone, after all its working fine..
     
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    duhh, I just noticed the first post on clean install.

    is it worth going through the trouble?
     
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    Krazy Bill

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    Is the startup disk set properly? (System Preferences).
     
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    Yup, I guess I shouldnt worry about it. Its not that bad.
    How fast should you boot up with a SSD?
    I will have to time mine.
     
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    Krazy Bill

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    It really depends on which SSD you have. Mine is about 15 seconds from power on until the desktop.

    If you're in the 45 seconds+ range then something's wrong.
     
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    I just timed it and I pushed the start button and ready to run 21 seconds..
    faster than I thought.. windows 7 is probably 10 seconds
     
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    benthewraith

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    Not too bad, but Mac OS X starts quicker for me on my Intel 320 Series SSD than Windows 7 or 8 did.
     
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    Have you ever done a clean install or do you have a new machine?
    I go back to 2006 no clean install.
     
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    benthewraith

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    I did a clean install of Mountain Lion.
     

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