mbp and leopard question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Freyqq, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    Curious about something on my mbp. On the PC side, installing vista for instance over xp gives a significant drag on performance vs a clean install. Is this the same on mac with leopard upgrade, or does upgrading not degrade performance.
  2. mdio1234 macrumors newbie


    Aug 8, 2007
    No that only w/ a pc

    Since vista runs differently than xp, upgrading w/ all the backround processes from xp slows down vista with osx its completey different so upgraded should be the same as just wiping the disk for a clean install.
  3. aliquis- macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    Why would Vista run slower except fragmentation? And maybe some extra crap in the registry and loading of dlls and whatever which you don't need?

    Fragmentation and old apps will probably still be an issue on a mac, messed up register and shared librarys I guess not.
  4. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    Upgrading is just fine with OS X, you won't see the performance suffer from this.

    But a new OS is always a good excuse for a clean install, mostly to uninstall old programs that you don't use anymore, free some HD space, etc.

    And it also feels nice to have a just as new system.:)

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