Upgrade?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 7on, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. 7on macrumors 601

    7on

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    I know most people reformat their machines with new OS updates, but how many of you are planning just to do an upgrade? Cause I am, just seeing how many of you are going to do the same.
     
  2. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    When I purchase Tiger I had planned on doing the upgrade. I really don't want to reinstall everything.
     
  3. shortyman macrumors member

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    I think I will just do an upgrade - although as I am a new switcher there is not exactly much clutter on my machine etc. I dont think it is really worthwhile me doing a complete reinstall.

    :)
     
  4. gopher macrumors 65816

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    If Tiger is anything like Panther and Jaguar, a reformat won't be necessary:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107120

    Is usually all you have to do.

    Mind you I strongly recommend also taking these precautions:

    http://www.macmaps.com/upgradefaq.html

    I only reformat if I want to make sure I don't have some hidden software issue after an update that isn't related to the directory or something else and that I definitely have a hardware issue.
     
  5. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    I'll upgrade when I get a new Mac, hopefully this year so long 'er indoors doesnt get pregnant...I know, tough call...another kid or new Mac...


    ....ponders...


    :)
     
  6. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Upgarde... No reason to erase and install if you don't have any issues.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nah, I'm with the reformatting school of thought. There's just something so refreshing about it. :) Almost like there's a guarantee that there won't be any problems. I stress the 'almost' part though! ;)
     
  8. Bear macrumors G3

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    I'll do what I did with Panther, see how other people do and upgrade one of my machines and see how that goes.

    With Panther, there was a few issues that cropped up from the upgrade (no matter how clean your Jaguar installation was) that caused me to do a clean install on all my machines.

    Tiger may just be an upgrade for me or it could be a clean install. I won't know until sometime after I do the first machine.
     
  9. gopher macrumors 65816

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    There is no such thing as a Mac OS X clean install. Please see this FAQ:

    http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@72.ztdsasNlTy2.267783@.599b7ba4 explains why. Calling it a clean install could confuse some people to want to Archive and Install vs. Erase and Install.
     

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