Upgrade?

7on

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I know most people reformat their machines with new OS updates, but how many of you are planning just to do an upgrade? Cause I am, just seeing how many of you are going to do the same.
 

hcuar

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Jul 23, 2004
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When I purchase Tiger I had planned on doing the upgrade. I really don't want to reinstall everything.
 

shortyman

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I think I will just do an upgrade - although as I am a new switcher there is not exactly much clutter on my machine etc. I dont think it is really worthwhile me doing a complete reinstall.

:)
 

gopher

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7on said:
I know most people reformat their machines with new OS updates, but how many of you are planning just to do an upgrade? Cause I am, just seeing how many of you are going to do the same.
If Tiger is anything like Panther and Jaguar, a reformat won't be necessary:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107120

Is usually all you have to do.

Mind you I strongly recommend also taking these precautions:

http://www.macmaps.com/upgradefaq.html

I only reformat if I want to make sure I don't have some hidden software issue after an update that isn't related to the directory or something else and that I definitely have a hardware issue.
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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Nah, I'm with the reformatting school of thought. There's just something so refreshing about it. :) Almost like there's a guarantee that there won't be any problems. I stress the 'almost' part though! ;)
 

Bear

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I'll do what I did with Panther, see how other people do and upgrade one of my machines and see how that goes.

With Panther, there was a few issues that cropped up from the upgrade (no matter how clean your Jaguar installation was) that caused me to do a clean install on all my machines.

Tiger may just be an upgrade for me or it could be a clean install. I won't know until sometime after I do the first machine.
 

gopher

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Bear said:
I'll do what I did with Panther, see how other people do and upgrade one of my machines and see how that goes.

With Panther, there was a few issues that cropped up from the upgrade (no matter how clean your Jaguar installation was) that caused me to do a clean install on all my machines.

Tiger may just be an upgrade for me or it could be a clean install. I won't know until sometime after I do the first machine.
There is no such thing as a Mac OS X clean install. Please see this FAQ:

http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@72.ztdsasNlTy2.267783@.599b7ba4 explains why. Calling it a clean install could confuse some people to want to Archive and Install vs. Erase and Install.
 
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