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Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by LikuidMetal, Jul 5, 2011.
Will this be a full fresh install witch will require reinstallation of all my applications?
No. Lion will be an upgrade install, which means all you files and applications will remain on their places.
You can do either an upgrade or a clean install. The latter is a little bit more difficult to perform to the average user though.
Extracting the ESD, burning/copying the ESD onto media, booting into the ESD and reinstalling OSX. Not particularly that hard if I'm honest, I think an average user could manage it with some guidance.
I'm assuming that a fresh install is best, correct?
The average user would double click the .app file and see no option for disk utility and would assume that you need to do an upgrade.
A monkey could do it With Some Guidance
I'm only a recent Mac convert, so my question is.....
Are upgrade installs of OSX as much of a terrible idea as the same on a Windows OS? I have always taken the approach of "clean install every time" on Windows, as upgraded machines always seem to end up flaky and sluggish. Does the same apply here, or should it be OK? I've only had my MBP for a couple of weeks and have just got it how I like it, I really don't want to reinstall everything again!
no problems with either here, upgraded windows and os x without issues
Tiger to Leopard to Snow Leopard, all just upgrades and no issues
I've had my MBP for 11 months, I love it and have yet to experience any issues. I think I will do a fresh install just to start over. I have all my apps so thats not an issue, just to start off fresh again.
Are you running Lion at the moment ?
If so be good to see some info on how it performs on a clean install over an upgrade
If not, well it can't be done, just seems like I am nearly the only one who hasn't installed the GM release of Lion
No, i'm still waiting for the release. Just getting as much info as needed.
Lion is not meant to be clean installed so don't complain if you have issues when doing a clean instal.
I just wonder why not? seeing as every other iteration of OSX has been
Issues doing a clean install? That just sounds wrong when the point is to avoid any chance of issues. Ooh just realised a potential issue, will iTunes still know to sync with my iPhone without my having to reinstall on it as well? That has always caused 'issues' in the past ... .
Oh okay thats what I didn't understand on one of the threads. So the upgrade is the only way to go. Thats kinda weird that a full fresh install wont be available.
What? That is absolutely incorrect.
Even the recovery partition gives you an option for a clean install.
And when you launch the installer from 10.6.8 you can install it to any drive even on a new one. It has been this way since the first Developer Preview.
It is simple to make a USB key and install Lion clean without issue. I have done this on multiple test machines over the last several months.
There is a lot of misinformation about Lion.
Yes but one needs to jump through a few hoops to do so. Easy enough but Apple obviously didn't want us going that route.
They provide the ESD, I really don't think they care how it's installed.