I Accidentally Upgraded and Installed :(

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Capt Underpants, Apr 30, 2005.

  1. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

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    I was in a hurry when installing my OS, and I accidentally upgraded instead of archiving and installing. Should I just wipe it clean and install tiger? I have all of my files backed up. Do you think I would get any better performance?
     
  2. emw macrumors G4

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    If you weren't having problems before, you should be clear. If you were having issues with your system that you were hoping Tiger would fix, you'd be better off with a clean install.

    Otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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  4. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Or if you were having problems, search here for the thread with the Proper Way To Clean Install tiger...
     
  5. supergod macrumors 6502

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    I managed to do the exact same thing as you. I was having huge problems with Panther and I was going to clean install Tiger, than I decided on archive and install. I found the whole process a bit confusing, rushed, and upgraded! You know what? All the problems I was having with Panther have been fixed. I don't think the whole matter is as important as I was being told. I don't think you have anything to worry about.
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Unless you have specific problems with an Upgrade installation, there is no need to do the Archive and Install installation.
     
  7. TigerPRO macrumors 6502

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    Clean Install

    It just "feels" better to do a clean install; that's probably the biggest reason people do it. I don't expect it to make a perfectly functioning system work any better than if you would have only upgraded. My policy is to always preform a fresh install after every OS X release. Primarily because I like things neat, and it's good way to clean out all the meaningless folders, files, settings, plugins, and system changes left behind by old programs. So for me it's mostly a "state of mind". Plus I'd rather rebuild my system freshly from backup data than trust automated transfers.
     

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