10.12.14 Should We perform a clean install

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Fravin, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Fravin macrumors regular

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    So what about it folks?

    Should we perform a clean install?

    Or simply update it?
     
  2. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030

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    Well I didn't know Apple skipped to macOS 10.12'.14' :p but I find that unless you really need a fresh start, you should be fine with just updating via Mac App Store.
     
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    Fravin thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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    I've never done clean installs for updates like this, although I've also never done them for major upgrades either. 10.12.4 installed quickly and successfully for me.

    Always best to have a backup, though!
     
  5. 827538 macrumors 65816

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    Bricked my Mac, had to CMD+R and reinstall OS, took a while but I didn't lose any of my stuff. Update was installed fine after that.
     
  6. imejh macrumors member

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    I've DL 10.12.4 from the App Store and was going to make a usb installer, but I can't find the DL, it's not in the app folder. I haven't been very active here in quite some time (my Apple gear just works), but did I miss something since 10.12.2 when I last did a clean install. I got the installer open and it's on my HDD somewhere.
     
  7. KALLT macrumors 601

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    There is nothing groundbreaking in 10.12.4. No APFS.
     
  8. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    LOL no, unless you're a huge fan of wasting time
     

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