Upgrade or fresh install?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thadoggfather, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    Does it make any difference with performance? I know on Windows, clean install is always preferred because otherwise its problematic. not sure if it's the same with Mac or not...

    got a MBP on wednesday, the leopard $10 upgrade disk will be here next week.
  2. benj07 macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Archive and Install (be sure to select "preserve users and settings)...

    No need for clean install (not real advantage, speed wise)... Upgrade can be problematic...
  3. bruinhenryd macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2007
    Upgrade install seems to work perfectly.
  4. Shanesan macrumors 6502


    Jul 29, 2006
    Do a standard upgrade first, and if that doesn't turn out well, then do the Archive & Install while saving users and settings.

    At least, thats what I'm planning on doing.
  5. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    i upgraded on my macbook and everything works just great :D only two programs dont work but there not really important too me :D and less than an hour i was ready and vista sucks :D
  6. killydoon macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2006
    Ballinagh, Ireland
    upgrade versus archive and install

    MacFixit is noting that by far the most problems are occurring with the simple upgrade. Those who did archive and installs or clean installs had the fewest problems.

    Attached Files:

  7. torpy macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2007
    Sydney + Los Angeles
  8. -Alan- macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Eventually, I'm going to do a clean install once I learn how to move my iTunes' and Mail.app files into a clean setup without using the Migration Assistant.

    Having said that, I'd recommend Archive & Install.
  9. Wayfarer macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    I don't recommend upgrading. That only got me a blue screen.

    Fresh install. :)
  10. thetonyclifton macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2006
    Belfast - UK
    I started another thread on a linked issue, I upgraded but know would like to do a clean install, not sure why just feel that I should.

    I can back up my itunes and a few folders thats all I really have on there, all other programs I can just download again.

    Can I get ilife off of my macbooks original install discs? how? and how do I go about a clean install? (from where I cam now on a leopard macbook).


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