Couple of clean install questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AnotherFanBoy, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2009
    So I upgraded to Snow Leopard about a week ago, and my macbook pro seems a little slower and it beachballs now and again.

    I am wondering if I should do a clean install of Leopard and use that for a while, until SL is updated a few times, or maybe clean install and then put SL onto that. Which do you think is best?

    My other questions are as follows:

    1) I was doing TimeMachine backups when I was using Leopard, and these have carried on when I was using SL. If I clean install, will I be able to choose just to copy my files over from the TM backup?

    Is there a way to do a clean install of SL, or do I need to do the Leopard install and then upgrade to SL again.

  2. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009
    you can definitely re install SL and it would help.

    Back up all your stuff (yes, time machine works no matter if you were using leopard or snow leopard)

    and then reformat your drive entirely before installing fresh. Thats your best bet.

    SL runs fine for me, so i dont see why it wouldnt for someone else if they started fresh, especially you because it appears we have the exact same computer.

    personally, i loaded SL onto my SD memory card and booted from that....

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