Clean or update install?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by dimi94941, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. dimi94941 macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2010
    Hello, I just downloaded OS X Lion. I have 100GB free on my MBP 2010 and I was wondering if my computer won't work as fast and as smooth if I just upgrade to Lion instead of a clean install?
  2. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    Speed won't be an issue either way. Things to be on the watch for are any changes to the partition or boot loader that would conflict with the new OS installation. Also, I'm recommending a disk repair, just to be safe. Finally, make sure your backups are up to date. Lion has been a great upgrade from everything I've seen (which isn't much) but there's always a risk with a system upgrade. Better safe than sorry, I always say!
  3. phalseHUD macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2011
    Digital Sprawl
  4. ugp macrumors 65816


    Jan 7, 2008
    Inverness, Florida
    If you have the time do a clean install. Wether it actually is or not everything just seems much more snappy.

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