How much better is a clean install then just upgrade to snow leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mac1212, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Mac1212 macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    When snow leaopard was released i did an upgrade.

    i have alot of problems i feel.

    TotalFinder is totally bugged
    and when i try to use PS3 Media server, my ps3 just won't find it.

    i have a friend and hes mac does both of these just fine.

    i asked him if he could help me, and he said i had to do a clean install.

    Does it really helps?
  2. greg400 macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2009
    I upgraded both of my computers to Snow Leopard the regular method, and was having not too many problems. But every so often I would get incredibly irritated by the slow downs. So much so that I decided to clean install Snow Leopard on both of my machines. The difference between a clean install and a regular upgrade install is night and day as far as i'm concerned. I'm on 10.6.2 and it is rock solid through and through on a clean install. No more frequent hangups, beachballs and the like. Every app runs smoother than it did prior as well.
  3. Mac1212 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2009
    Thanks, now i just need a hard drive to transfer my 650 gb of movies :)

    i also see your imac is the same as mine, hope i get same effect :)

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