Upgrade or fresh install?

thadoggfather

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Oct 1, 2007
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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.
 

benj07

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Oct 26, 2007
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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...
 

Shanesan

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Jul 29, 2006
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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...
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.
 

polishmacuser

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Jan 17, 2007
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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
 

killydoon

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Dec 30, 2006
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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.
 

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-Alan-

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Mar 10, 2007
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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.
 

Wayfarer

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

Fresh install. :)
 

thetonyclifton

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Oct 21, 2006
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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).

I don't recommend upgrading. That only got me a blue screen.

Fresh install. :)
 
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