How are you installing Jag?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by cleo, Aug 23, 2002.

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How are you installing 10.2?

  1. Clean install

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  2. Upgrade

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    cleo

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    #1
    I'm stuck at my father's office (nice view, but ****ty Compaq) waiting to get home and install Jaguar. As I sit here fantasizing about doing so, I wonder: do I do a clean install, wiping the hard drive, or just an upgrade? What are your experiences so far?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    my comp is a mess, so im lookin forward to wipin out everythin , and just installin a fresh copy of jag..
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    its always the best to do a clean install when installling major software updates..

    i did the same when upgrading to 10.1..

    -f
     
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    jelloshotsrule

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    i would do a clean but i don't have the time right now. so i'm doing upgrade and will probably do clean when i get to school next week

    does doing a clean (not format, just clean) erase your users folders....?
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    I've got 2 drives on my machine at home. I'll install a clean version on one drive and leave OS9 on the other.

    D
     
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    evildead

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    #6
    upgrade

    I have to upgrade right now. I cant afford the downtime of a re-format. Backups would be massive and re-installing all the applications would be extensive. Ill have to do it when I have more time.

    -evildead
     
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    ShaolinMiddleFinger

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    Recently I reinitialized the HD on my iBook so I'll just upgrade.
     
  8. macrumors 603

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    If I had Jaguar and my Cube with me I would do a fresh install and erase the Hard Drive.

    If you have done any moderate/heavy work with your computer (lots of photo/video editing, using/installing a lot of applications) since you last erased the Hard Drive, save everything on CDs, on another Hard Drive, or another computer, and reformat. Most likely you will end up with more speed than you would if you just upgraded. Plus, you can get rid of all the clutter that would slow the computer anyways. Just remember to back up EVERYTHING.
     
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    edesignuk

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    First I did the update...but then I decided that I just had so much crap installed under 10.1 that I have now done a total new install of my entire system, both 9.2 and 10.2.
    Running like a dream! :D
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Re: upgrade

    that was my thinking,. but 10.2 has completely shafted my ibook. looks like i'm in for the long run....
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    upgrade seems fine

    Hi. I just upgraded an iBook 600 dual USB over 10.1.5 and it's working fine. However, the 2002-08-23 security update is taking forever to optimize. Ciao,

    Nathan
     
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    Nipsy

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    Has no-one noticed the acrhive and install option?

    It archives your old system, does a clean install, and moves your Home...very nice.
     
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    big

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    >Has no-one noticed the acrhive and install option

    I was just going to mention that, its very much the manual process I made under OS9, though this time I went ahead for the "WIPE THE MUTHA OUT OF THAT HARDDRIVE" option

    very very nice after booting, and damn I was glad to see that smiley face go, though the apple is silly really

    I see Apples in my sleep now
     
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    szark

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    #14
    Definitely a clean install on my Cube.

    It's been through every release from 10.0 Beta through 10.1.5, and has developed a few quirks along the way.
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    I use the archive and preserve users option all the time. If you don't have too many messy apps that install crap all over your drive then this is the fastest method. If you do, then the long upgrade might be the best option, although I hate upgrading OS'es.
     

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