New Drive: Re-install leopard or Carbon Copy

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tom Foolery, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. Tom Foolery macrumors regular

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    any day now i will get my new 500GB seagate drive in the mail i was just wondering if i should fresh install. or just go for the standard CCC. doing a fresh install would take hours because i would need to install tiger the upgrade to leopard, then software update. then copy all the info from my old drive i wanted.

    will this make any difference in speed of my MBP or is it just be a waste of time
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

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    You wouldn't have to reinstall Tiger - Apple doesn't provide "upgrade" disks, so your Leopard disk has a full installer.

    As for doing the upgrade - the easiest is a CCC clone, but if you want a freshish start, you can do a clean Leopard install, connect the external drive and use Migration Assistant to copy accounts and applications over.
     
  3. Tom Foolery thread starter macrumors regular

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    well then it's strange that apple would give me the 2 tiger install disks and a leopard disk. when i bought my MBP it came with tiger installed and i had to use the provided disk to upgrade to leopard
     
  4. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Did you buy late October/November 2007, close to the time Leopard was released?

    Macs manufactured in the month or so before a new OS X release won't have the new version preinstalled, so Apple drops the new OS X DVD in the box.

    It'll be a full install disk. Believe me, there's no such thing as a Leopard upgrade disk.
     

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