Refurb Mac upgrade question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by d88co88, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. d88co88 macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2009
    Hi, my refurb MacBook pro I ordered is supposed to have leopard on it and I am buying snow leopard for it. I am going to upgrade before putting any of my stuff on it though, should I do a wipe of the hard drive and install or just upgrade? I want whichever one that would be faster (in terms of speed of the computer).
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    If you're getting a refurb, the HDD will have a fresh install of the OS on it. I would wait to get SL until you get the computer, as it may have SL on it already. I haven't seen any refurbs on there recently that were old enough to have come with leopard. But if it doesn't, I don't think it would make much difference if you erased or upgraded as far as speed goes
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    A clean install might be better, if the Mac was used by someone else and Apple may have forgotten some steps (unlikely, it will have a fresh installation), but you have to install iLife via the second restore DVD.

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