Clean Install or upgrade?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by El Burro, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. El Burro macrumors regular

    El Burro

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    #1
    I want to minimize clutter, fragmentation, lost files, system performance, & I think a clean install is the way to go unless this isn't an issue. Anyone?

    Also, can I install Mountain Lion on my other laptop for free since my new Macbook Air is eligible for the Mountain Lion upgrade? Can I just "log in" & install it or is it linked to my laptop/serial number.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    You may find some useful information in some of the many threads on this topic:

    Clean install vs upgrade?
    Clean ML install required?
    Clean install of ML??
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    California
    #3
    If your machine is working okay now, there really is no reason to go through the hassle of a fresh install.

    After you get your activation code redeemed, Mountain Lion will show in the App Store app under your purchases and you can then download from there to a machine. It is linked to your AppleID and not a specific machine.
     

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