fresh install performance...

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by N-Y, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. N-Y
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    i have couple of questions...
    i'm considering doing a fresh install.... if i go to apple store and buy ML from the store instead of downloading it, if im not mistaken it will come on a memory stick... will i be able to use that to do a fresh install?

    also will i see a significant performance increase with a fresh install? over doing a upgrade?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Mountain Lion is digital release only through Mac App Store.

    Fresh install generally should always provide better performance than a system that has been upgraded
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Fresh install or not?

    I'm tempted to do a fresh install of ML. Is it worth doing? I know it will be smoother.

    I remember doing a fresh install of snow leopard and it meant I didn't hit the snags a lot of others did with spinning beachballs etc.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    When I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion I started noticing more spinning beach balls. So I will definitely do a fresh install.

    I'm just wondering what's the best way to get my files back on the fresh install from my TimeMachine Backup.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Im not sure a fresh install will do anything compared to updating. The only tying that will slow down your system is the junk you currently have on there.
     
  6. macrumors 603

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    restoring with timemachine would be the same as doing an upgrade a true clean install you must re-install all apps manually and than drag you documents/movies/pictueres ect over from the external drive manually as well
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    I think this is what I'm going to do. Can I use the disc utility to wipe back to a clean install of Lion? I don't have a copy of Lion - my MBA came with it.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Drag and drop files from TimeMachine?

    With the new clean install, will I be able to drag and drop my documents from my time machine backup that's on it's on external hdd to the new install?

    Thanks.

    Wait...I guess I can based on this article: http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_manually_restore_time_machine
     

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