Upgrading HDD - Clean install, or clone?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cholesterol, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Cholesterol macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere...

    I'm upgrading the HDD in my MBP. Currently running 10.6 and the usual slew of apps. Everything is running the way I want it to. Is there any reason to do a clean install? I've had this mac for ~2yrs, and in that time installed and uninstalled a LOT of apps (usually with AppZapper).

    Thanks!
     
  2. Paul B macrumors 6502

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    #2
    No reason unless you wanna start with a clean slate.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    I would clone, but that's just me
    I know some ALWAYS recommend a clean install
    I don't see the need

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. celticpride678

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    Unless you want to start fresh, a clone will be fine.
     
  5. SteinMaster macrumors 6502

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    Use SuperDuper and get a mirror image of your old HDD. Some recommend repairing permissions (Disk Utility) on your old HDD before you make your image. Put in your new HDD and do a restore from SuperDuper.
     
  6. Cholesterol thread starter macrumors newbie

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