archived vs. clean install?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by superspud, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. superspud macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2007
    I appologize if this has been covered but im about to install leopard and need a quick answer...

    what is the difference? i do NOT want to delete anything on my comp, i want it all to carry over to leopard when i install it... would that be archived?

    if i back up everything to my external hard drive that i want to save is that how you do a clean install?

    what are the advantages and disadvantages of each

    again sorry if this has been covered a million times, just looking for a quick answer before i take the plunge
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    archive and install. Archives all your data then does a clean install. Then places all your stuff back.

    Clean install just wipes and installs

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