Clean install vs upgrade?

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  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Should I do a clean install or just upgrade from Lion?
     
  2. bully worm macrumors regular

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  3. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    I just upgraded and everything is working flawlessly for me.
     
  4. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on the type of Mac you're upgrading. I have a late 2009 27" iMac that I "upgraded" prior to leaving for work this morning. The maddening this is that while I have no issues with my Bluetooth keyboard, I can only move the mouse cursor with my Magic Trackpad. When I checked System Preferences, the Bluetooth icon was simple not there! I saw the Bluetooth icon in the Menu Bar, but the message stated that Bluetooth was unavailable!

    I don't know what's going on here, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that integrated systems (ie., laptops only) are probably pretty safe with this "upgrade", but iMacs and Mac Pros could be a bit dicy. I'm not sure what to do at this point, but will probably attempt a re-install, and should that fail, go ahead and do a "nuke and pave." After all, it's only been six years since I made the switch - I still remember that option from my Windows days :eek:
     
  5. Arelunde macrumors 6502a

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    Same for me. Went very slowly (3 mbs DSL), but no problems anywhere along the way. Everything seems to be working quite well. Am currently downloading updates to the iWorks, etc., series for compatibility.
     
  6. Tonewheel macrumors 6502a

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  7. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    I plan on upgrading [ whenever Apple blesses my MBP with the validation ] and once, done, do a fresh install from recovery.

    Not a big fan of upgrades over fresh installs !
     
  8. aurinkovoodoo macrumors newbie

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    I just upgraded and everything seems to work just fine.
     
  9. chinhiphone macrumors regular

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    how do you do a clean install w/o having a recovery hd partition?
     
  10. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Just upgrade. Assuming you have a backup, if something screws up big time then you can re-install later. Or go back to Lion.
     
  11. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    What about if you are starting from Snow Leopard?

    Upgrade or clean install?
     
  12. JohnBossu macrumors member

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    I upgraded from Snow Leopard. Works just fine.
     

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