I'm installing Snow Leopard.. Is it upgrading or clean installing?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by NSK123, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. NSK123 macrumors regular


    Mar 29, 2008
    I just got my snow leopard disc in the door and I threw in the disc, selected the Macintosh HD partition and started installing. I didn't get an option to select either an "upgrade" or fresh install.. Could someone please tell me if it's upgrading leopard to snowleopard or is it just installing a clean version of SL...?

    It's currently on a screen where there's 55min left and it says "Installing"... Should I press quit or just continue? I just wanna upgrade from leopard to SL

    it's a full retail SL disc if that matters.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    You're doing upgrade. There's no clean install option anymore, you must manually wipe your HD with SL disk's Disk Utility and then install.

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