Leopard clean install advice

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jimtron, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. jimtron macrumors member

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    I haven't done a fresh install in years. I've been having some trouble, including freezing apps (see this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=532398) and other flakiness. I've heard some people argue that a fresh install won't solve most problems, but I've heard others say it can help a lot. I was thinking of doing a fresh Leopard install, and when installing my apps, not transferring over the prefs, in case they're corrupted or whatever. Is this a waste of time? Also, if I do a clean install, is it better to use the combo updaters, or update Leopard via Software Update?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Depends. It might help it might not. It really does depend on if it is a hardware or software problem. Personally I'd do it though.

    Just do a clean install and update through software update. Make sure you have the latest patches for all your applications and it should go smoothly.
     

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