Installing Panther...(Clean Install?)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by JulesK, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. JulesK macrumors 6502

    Dec 17, 2002
    I have two macs (800MHz 17" iMac; 12" Rev. B PB) running 10.2.8, and will be take the Panther plunge soon, although I may wait to 10.3.2. Are there advantages to doing a clean install rather the upgrade option? Will it be more stable in the long term?

    Thanks in advance for your comments. If this is something that has been beaten to death already, my apologies.
  2. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
    Just do a clean install. It's cheap insurance.
  3. tj2001 macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2003
    Florida - USA
    Re: Installing Panther...(Clean Install?)

    When I first got Panther on Oct 24th I tried to just do the upgrade and as it worked it wasn't very good at it. I ran in to numerous of applications quitting and other small maladies. Then I believe on about Nov 17th I backed up and wiped the hard drive then proceeded with a clean install. It has been only about 3 weeks, but it is running spectacular! I couldn't be happier with doing the clean install.
  4. ITR 81 macrumors 65816

    Oct 24, 2003
    If you don't use haxies you can just upgrade with no problem but if you have installed some haxie apps or done some hacks yourself I recommend doing a clean install.

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