Leopard Install

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thesdx, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. thesdx macrumors 6502a

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    When it comes out, will you be able to simply do an "upgrade", where your files and programs remain, but the OS gets upgraded?
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Yes.
    No reformatting, no driver crap, no big problems. It really will be pretty simple.
     
  3. thesdx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. patseguin macrumors 65816

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    I like to do a clean install on new OS releases. What you can do is an "Archive and Install" which will install a "clean" copy of the OS but retain your apps and docs.
     
  5. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    I am also going to wipe and reinstalled. I have lots of old documents and test data on my system. It makes life a lot easier to just archive it all, and pull things back over cleanly. It would take a month to selectively delete things.
     
  6. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    What is the difference between archive and install, and upgrade? Don't you still keep all your docs and apps in both?
     
  7. lamina macrumors 68000

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    I will definitely backup everything (I do every week anyway) and do a clean erase and install. Clean install of iLife 08 and Office... mmm... just like getting a new Mac, minus the smell.
     
  8. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    lol! Yeh I remember when I first got my Mac there was this particular smell I got from it that I never have got from other computers. But definitly a clean install me thinks. Might help it clear all the junk that 10.4 has recieved over the while and might speed things up a bit. Hopefully...
     

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