Hi all, I'm about to update my 15-inch, Mid-2010 Macbook Pro from Snow Leopard 10.6.8 to Mavericks. I just wanted a little advice and maybe a heads up if anyone can spot any potential problems I may run in to with the method I'm taking! I began with creating a bootable OS X Mavericks install on a USB drive, so that's all sorted and ready to go. I'm currently in the process of backing-up my Macintosh HD. I used to use Carbon Copy Cloner and have a .sparseimage file of my Macintosh HD from a back-up performed in December. I decided to use SuperDuper! this time around have gone for using the 'Smart Update' feature which 'updates' the .sparseimage file in order to have a more up-to-date back-up, whilst saving a fair bit of time. Once that process has completed I plan to restart my laptop, hold down the option key, choose the USB installer, select Disk Utility to erase my Macintosh HD (to achieve a truly clean install), then select Resinstall OS X and install it from the USB drive. Then, from the research I have done, I believe it's possible for me to use Migration Assistant to put my documents, settings, applications etc. back from my .sparseimage back-up? Let me know what you think, and if I've missed out anything glaringly obvious I'd appreciate your input! Thanks!