"leftovers" from PB to GM

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by itai, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. itai macrumors member

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    Do people know if in the past there have been issues upgrading from DP/PB to GM without experiencing issues which may occur from the system containing residues from the non GM version of the OS? I worry that once GM is available, we may still experience some issues if the GM does not clean up all the mess that the DP/PB left behind (debug files, test configurations, etc.). I am wondering if it's just best to reinstall (even an erase install) once GM is available.
     
  2. oMc macrumors 6502

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    This is the same old debate again and again.

    If your computer is working fine, just update. If you have serious problems after updates, just perform a clean install. Simple as that. No need to become paranoid.

    If Apple allowed almost everyone to install the PB and then update to the final version, I doubt that they will intentionally let a mess on your computer after the update to the final version.

    Personally I started with PB1, then DP, then PB2, then DP again... And no problems at all.

    Oh, and for people saying everywhere that switching between PB/DP break the update mechanism of the App Store, this is not true, the DP8 update just popped-up in my App Store updates.
     
  3. MaxPayne79 macrumors regular

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    yeah and before updating to the official released version (not the GM), reset your PRAM and SMC and stuff like that which helps to clear nonsense from the betas that's stored in your macs' various roms. This helps the os to be smoother and work better. Did for me anyway. Cleared up the horrendous safari issues but not the public wifi issues though. :(
     
  4. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Nope. Not required.

    No it won't. There's nothing that would run smoother just because you reset your PRAM and SMC.

    I think people have been repeating "have you zapped your PRAM?" or "have you reset your SMC?" or the more common "have you repaired your permissions?" for way too long when they're really not required unless you specifically have PRAM, SMC or permission issues, which, for the most part, you won't.

    TO the OP, just update. If you have any issues, it's more likely that the issue is actually with the specific build than with "leftover" files.
     
  5. MaxPayne79 macrumors regular

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    Yes it will. It did for me, right? So chances are it will for the OP. Which part of 'it worked for me' did you misunderstand?
     
  6. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Because you said it worked for Safari. SMC/PRAM don't affect Safari at all. :p

    Again, even Apple doesn't recommend you do these unless you actually have issues pertaining to the SMC and PRAM.

    Are you sure you didn't just update to the latest DP/PB and then find that the OS is smoother? Because that would make more sense. :)
     
  7. MaxPayne79 macrumors regular

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    I said it because it did affect safari. Significantly. And they're the only two things I did so one or both worked, hence why I typed it up as advice.
     
  8. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    I heard Apple left some lasagna in DP7.

    On a more serious note the posts oMc and Watabou made are spot on.
     

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