Clean Install of Yosemite?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Tdubb65, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Tdubb65 macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased a used Mac Mini on ebay. It is a mid 2010 with 4 GB of Ram. It has a fresh install of Mavericks (I assume, I haven't received the computer yet.). I plan on upgrading to Yosemite. Should I just do a simple upgrade or should I do a clean install?
     
  2. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Since you got it used, I would do a clean install of it. This way it's 100% all you and your stuff, and you know anything of the past user is gone.
     
  3. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Considering that it's used, I would do a clean install just to be sure.
     
  4. newellj macrumors 601

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  5. gpspad macrumors 6502

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    I also did a clean install. Put Yosemite onto a USB and did a clean install, worked great with a slow internet connection.
     
  6. nollimac macrumors regular

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    As highlighted above...just the simple upgrade as it's clean.
     
  7. janitor3 macrumors regular

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    I agree with post 5, make a bootable usb of Yosemite, then clean install.
     

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