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Discussion in 'macOS' started by netdog, Oct 25, 2007.
Which will you do...and why?
archive and install for me
more opinions here too
I would like to do "Erase & Install", but I was wondering if I will be able to install iLife 08 after doing that? As, my computer came preloaded with that software. Is it on the Mac OS X back up discs that include Tiger? Thanks
I'll be doing an Archive and Install now, as I think it'll be more stable than an upgrade.
Archive & Install Is Best
It installs a new system and retains all your current preferences, settings and licenses. I called Adobe just now and they said with Archive & Install your CS3 will work fine after the upgrade to Leopard.
Erase & Install is a waste of time.
Upgrade leaves remnants of Tiger in your NOT "new" system.
Is Archive and Install like doing a fresh install while keeping settings? Will you gain the speed of a clean install?
Is there anything that you have to do after to keep your settings?
Afterward, do you just delete the Old System folder?
Will Archive also back up your Photos, Music and Movies?
Archive & Install Is Best
ExataMundo NetDog! The Old System folder is called "Previous System". Delete it after the process is complete. It's the best of both worlds. You have a new system, but with all your familiar settings retained.
It doesn't "Backup" anything. It just leaves everything where it is now. It RETAINS all your Photos, Music & Movies if that's what you're asking.
I continue to debate between an Upgrade or Archive & Install. I probably won't come to a firm conclusion until I'm ready to install.
Ok so it retains all files and settings and puts the previous operating system files in a folder, which you can remove after the process is complete.
Upgrade Is The Worst Choice
Upgrade is the most dangerous and worst of the choices above. So you are making a false choice since Archive & Install is the best.
You want the best Leopard experience or the worst Leopard experience?
Fresh install for me.
I don't have a lot of settings and preferences that I really have to keep and like the feeling of having the defaults ready to go.
Delete "Previous System" After Your Leopard Archive & Install Process Is Done
Yes. You delete the "previous system" folder after the install is complete.
Sounds like a winner to me, since you get the best of both worlds. Clean install and files/settings untouched.
Same here, I've always used Upgrade in the past, never had any problems with it. Think I'll try an Archive/Install on the living room Mini first and see how it goes.
Maybe this should be made sticky for a week as I read a lot of threads but this one got clear answers right off the bat and a lot of us are wondering about this as Leopard approaches. Even though I switched in Jan 2006, I had no idea about what the right answer to this was, and I think that Multi may have given the authoritative answer.
Just look at how many people are giving the Erase and Install option!
I have done that a few times already, and what a hassle all the app re-installs are! And I thought that I was getting some sort of speed gain by doing so when I could have just done an Archive and Install! Oy!
Is Archive & Install an option for those of us getting the UTD disks?
erase and install because lately my Tiger installation has gone quite wonky. In fact i have already erased my internal ready for leopard.
no matter what os you use its always the best to erase and reinstall to get the best experience from a new os. I plan to do erase and install it looks like the best option.
Unless something changed in CS3, I remember that older versions of PS used to break after an archive & install. (They'd tell you to reinstall when you try to launch)
Do you know how much space is required to do an archive & install?
Erase and install for that 'new-car' smell and feeling.
Erase & Install Will Not Give You A "Best Experience" Any More Than Archive & Install
Absolutely. You're getting the same install DVD that's in the retail box. Just not the fancy box.
That's a fallacious statement. Just not so.
That would depend on how slim a system you build....stripping out the languages, extra printers, etc. Don't know for Leopard, but in Tiger you can do it for well under 10GB I think.
Since Archive/Install preserves your old system folder can you use this to backout the installation and return to Tiger?
From what Multi is saying, I think this might heal your system. You could certainly try before you bulldoze and lose all your installs.