Fresh install?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Belm, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Belm macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2009
    I'm currently a Windows user and I'm researching for buying a Mac (I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy it).

    My question is how often do you have to do a fresh install, if at all? I do a fresh install every couple of months on my Windows desktop to keep things speedy. i also defrag every 2 weeks. Do you all do this with OS X?

    My other question is how often do you reboot or shutdown? I reboot my desktop maybe 3 times a week and the rest of the time its in sleep when I'm not using it.

    Thanks in advance for answering my dumb questions! :p
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    wow... you have some pretty bad habbits!!!!

    1. dont bother defragging on a mac. files under 20mb are defragged automatically.

    2. in the 3 years of having my laptop i have never reinstalled once, if your picky you can but it hardly increases the spped of the machine (as there is no registry to slow it down).

    3. i only reboot to upgrade software, say once a month.

    shocked?? :D

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