How to clean install Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by volcom883, Aug 1, 2011.

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    volcom883

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    #1
    Hey!
    I have Leopard installed on my mbp. Could you tell me the steps of doing a clean install?
    what i mean by clean install is the deletion of all data and apps, doing a Leopard reinstall, then doing a snow leopard upgrade and then doing a lion upgrade via bootable disk.

    I want to do this to have a faster os since all the docs and apps have slowed down my machine over the past 2 years.

    by the way, there is no way to skip the snow leopard upgrade is there?

    thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Back up your files and apps, using Time Machine should work.
    Install Snow Leopard.
    Download Lion from App Store.
    Burn Lion to DVD/Create Lion USB drive.
    Install Lion.
    Migrate your settings from Time Machine backup (should work) using Migration Assistant.

    Don't double post
     
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    tersono

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    volcom883

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    Thank for the link. Will I get all the preinstalled apps by following this guide?
     
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    brijazz

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    No. You will lose the iLife apps (GarageBand, iPhoto, iMovie). If they came preinstalled on your machine, you'll have to jump through some hoops to get them installed off of the installation DVD that came with your machine. Take a look here:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3206485?start=0&tstart=0
     
  6. macrumors 68030

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    I think you're wasting your time.

    You should have a good backup already. Just install Lion per usual.

    IF you end up with a giant mess THEN you can erase and start all over. You really don't need to do a "clean" install. And you are perhaps just as likely to run into problems. If you have junk on your computer you are going to need to remove it anyway; lots of documents are going to slow anything down.

    Rob
     
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    steadysignal

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    thank you for this.
     

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