Upgrade to Snow Leopard or Install Snow Leopard?

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  1. whackurass macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    I'm currently using a MBP 13 inch and am running Leopard on it.

    I just bought a copy of snow leopard today but i don't know if I should do a direct upgrade from leopard to snow leopard, or wipe my MBP and do a fresh install so i have snow leopard on a clean slate.

    Have any of you tried the second option before? Or do any of you have advice on which path I should take?

    Your help is greatly appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If you need to keep all of your files, programs, etc. Then just upgrade, which is what I did.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Unless you are currently experiencing problems, you will be fine just upgrading
     
  4. whackurass thread starter macrumors newbie

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    does installing snow leopard fresh leave alot of programs unusable?
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    A fresh install will wipe everything off of your hard drive, and it will be like when you first got it. I would recommend the upgrade.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    No, but you will have to reinstall things and copy your data over

    There is no reason for a fresh install unless you are currently experiencing problems with your system
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You could do an upgrade and then if that has issues, then do a clean install. I first did an upgrade but found it sluggish and got few errors and then performed a clean install which solved them
     
  8. whackurass thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my MBP seems a little more laggy these days and it takes longer to start up from when it is turned off.

    I'm afraid if i do the fresh install i'll lose some of my critical apps though
     
  9. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    You DO understand a full install competely wipes your hard drive, leaving the new OS as the only thing on the drive. If you have all of your "critical app" install discs and all of your data files backed up to a secondary drive, then a full install is okay.
     

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