snow leopard tips?

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  1. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    I'm about to go and get snow leopard for my mac want to know is it better to do a clean install or an in-place upgrade?
    also if i do a clean install is it okay to use time machine to put all my apps and files back on my mac?
     
  2. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    Snow Leopard does not have an "archive and install" or "upgrade" option, like previous versions of OSX.
    No matter how you install it, it's a clean installation.

    Time machine does an excellent job of restoring your files after the installation.
    Incompatible files are excluded.(IIRC)
     
  3. iSpoody 1243 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thank you, that is exactly what i wanted to know,
    now ill see how fast snow leopard really is :D
     
  4. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    This is completely untrue. Snow Leopard does an Archive and Install by default. You can also do a clean install if you so choose by going to Disk Utility on the install disc.
     
  5. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    This is what I was referring to:
    There is no decision to be made when installing SL; just insert the disk and follow the instructions.
    The time machine backup is restored at the end of the installation, and IIRC, you are given a choice as to which files to restore.
     

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