Public Beta just upgrade or Clean install?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by pavvel, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. pavvel macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2013

    Just wanted some advice. When the final version/update is available, if you have been running the public betas should you just update or do a clean install?

    Be interested to know what you guys think.

  2. Wollsche macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2014
    I've starting using Yosemite around the fourth or fifth Developer Preview (one of those was a full installer if I can recall it correctly), am now on Gold Master candidate 3 and had zero problems with it. Works just like a charm, on both my machines. So I will just do an upgrade to the public release build, either via the full installer already available after redeeming the GM code from the Dev Center or via a update, if Apple should release one today or tomorrow. Only thing I did was repair permissions before and after every update.

    My point is: if you don't have any problems with the Public Beta, if everything is working as it should be, I don't see the point of doing a clean install unless you just want to start fresh. I only do that when I run into serious problems or when buying a new machine. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I do know, however, that some people on here will disagree with me on that.

  3. pavvel thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2013

    I personally have never seen the point. I have had zero probe on all the public builds too so I guess just an update will be just find.

    Thanks for your message.

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