Upgrade vs. Clean Install + backup from TM

Ultra AleM

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Hello, guys. Should I just upgrade from the latest version of Mavericks via the App Store, or should I do a clean install and recover everything from my TM backup when it asks me to do it?

Are there actually improvements with the clean install + backup or it's the same since the backup brings back everything as it was?

Thanks a lot.

MBPr 2013
 

Bending Pixels

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Personal recommendation only - do a clean install. Yeah...it takes longer, but there are a few people that have run into issues doing an update (usually related to a third party app that loads on star-tup screwing things up).
 

HeyHeyHeyy

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I basically downloaded Yosemite from the App Store, installed it. Then rebooted into disk utility, deleted the drive, and reinstalled Yosemite. Not sure if that counts as a clean install.
 

mnsportsgeek

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Upgrade vs. Clean Install + backup from TM

I would just upgrade. With these annual updates, a clean install is such a pain every year. If you have problems, you can always clean install later.
 

Ultra AleM

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I would just upgrade. With these annual updates, a clean install is such a pain every year. If you have problems, you can always clean install later.
Thanks! What kind of problems may I face? And how do I recognize slow performance related to the OS itself rather than an upgrade malfunction?
 

geoff5093

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Thanks! What kind of problems may I face? And how do I recognize slow performance related to the OS itself rather than an upgrade malfunction?
It's hard to compare, the only real answer is if the lag is annoying for you, attempt a clean install and see if it helps.
 

Ultra AleM

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Installed. Seems good. It lags on the Retina display but that's normal, since the HD 4000 can't push all those pixels. On an external 1080p Dell monitor it's ok.
 

tmt

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Hi all,

I´m not really into installing an operating system as I´ve upgraded a few times the last couple of years.
But do I get a possibility to do a clean instal when I choose Yosemite in App store or can I only do it if I transfer it to a memory stick of some kind?
´Cause I think I need cleaning up the computer a bit ;)
TIA
/J