Clean install after regular install?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Rantipole, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Rantipole macrumors 6502

    Rantipole

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    Hi. I'm considering doing the regular, "easier" install of Yosemite.

    However, my comp is a bit on the older side (iMac 2.66 Core duo purchased in '09, 4G RAM).

    A clean install will probably result in a faster computer, but is a bit more complicated to do, what with having to reinstall all my programs and such.

    If I do the regular install method, and find my computer is just too slow, can I do a clean install after that? Or do I just have one shot to do the upgrade, and that's it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    You can install/reinstall as many times as you wish. If you're not happy with the upgrade approach, you can do the clean install.
     
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  4. Rantipole thread starter macrumors 6502

    Rantipole

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    That's what I figured! Thanks. Awesome links. Appreciate it.
     
  5. viizi macrumors regular

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    of course you can. You can always clean install. Think about it. You wipe the entire hard drive so there is nothing on the hard drive to prevent you from installing it.

    Just use the pen drive method or even SD card :)
     

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