10.8 OSX clean install vs. update

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by joecool99, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. joecool99 Suspended

    joecool99

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    #1
    running 10.6.8 - I've always hated updates over existing system, seems messy.
    But now i've a lot of stuff configured as i want and moving all data, wiping it clean, moving all back and seeing up all my apps again will not be fun.

    what will you do ? just let the update process paste over your existing 1.6 / 10.6 or do a clean install ?
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    I'm doing a clean install. For how messy Lion is in general, and the fact that a software update forced some people to reinstall only recently, I would not trust an update to go smoothly.

    I don't think it'll let you just update either being that you're on Snow Leopard BTW.
     
  3. joecool99 thread starter Suspended

    joecool99

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    clean install is preferred - i'm just not looking forward to it.

    wrong. 10.8 can be pasted over 10.6.8
     
  4. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Depends on how messy your computer is. Mine came with Leopard and I've just done an upgrade for Snow Leopard and Lion. I think I'm gonna do a clean install this time, if only to force myself to get rid of some of the unnecessary junk that's built up since 2009... ;)
     

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