Update OR Clean Install... Which one are you?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by zero-beat, Jul 20, 2011.

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Full install OR Update

  1. Full Install

    32 vote(s)
    43.2%
  2. Update

    42 vote(s)
    56.8%
  1. zero-beat, Jul 20, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011

    zero-beat macrumors member

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    #1
    So tomorrow <3 Apple...

    Are you going to just update leaving everything in tack how you like it. Or! Are you going to do a clean install?

    **edit:I should have put clean install in the poll not full install** *shrug*
     
  2. Shadow%20Mac macrumors 6502

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    Normally, I would do a clean install. But because Lion is DL only, Ima do an update.

    jw, idt the MAS installer even offers a clean install. It does create a recov partion tho, which you could use to re-install lion (this time clean).

    How many people are actually gonna go through all that tho?
     
  3. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    At least me!
     
  4. zero-beat thread starter macrumors member

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    I will be doing a Clean Install and slowly move my files over from my TC when I need them... :p
     
  5. rumz macrumors 6502

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    Is it still considered a clean install if you then migrate your apps over from your previous install? I usually do this on clean installs to save time.
     
  6. zero-beat thread starter macrumors member

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    :p thats cheating haha
     
  7. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

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    Just gonna upgrade. Don't really have the time to do a full clean install. I just want to turn my Mac on and for all my files to be there...
     
  8. haravikk macrumors 65816

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    Clean install for me; my Snow Leopard install has been getting a bit bloated, and there's nothing worse than an OS upgrade that's made pointless by all the flotsam from the old OS :p
     
  9. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502

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    Clean install for me, then going to use migration assistant to get my files, but installing my apps from scratch :apple:
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    How can you do a clean install if Lion is download only and install over SL?

    Do you build a bootable DVD from the installer?
     
  11. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    I use a SSD so I don't want a space hogging recovery partition. Thus clean install.
     
  12. ryanrich macrumors regular

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    Still undecided. With Windows I don't believe in upgrading at all and always go with fresh installs, but I think with OS X it should be alright...

    Leaning towards an upgrade at first and seeing how it performs. If it's sluggish or at all bloated I'll do a clean install.
     
  13. STC1709 macrumors 6502

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    Im still lost how are we suppose to do a clean install if there is no hard copy of this software? Is there a way to download lion and save it to an External HD?
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Not a clean install because like many, not sure how to do it. However, may wipe slate clean, install SL then Lion.
     
  15. zero-beat thread starter macrumors member

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