Upgrading my MacBook Pro from Sierra 10.12.6 to High Sierra 10.12.5

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by AdamA9, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. AdamA9 macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2010
    Hi guys,

    I'm finally going to bite the bullet and instal High Sierra on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013). I need the latest Xcode and cannot see that it is possible on Sierra so I'm forced to upgrade.

    My specs are below.

    Processor 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    Graphics Intel Iris 1536 MB

    I'm wondering, with just 178 GB of 1 TB being available on my SSD, is it worth me completely clearing my laptop and doing a brand new instal and then moving everything back over and reinstalling everything. Or will this make little difference to the installation and performance after the upgrade?

    I think I have about 260GB of documents and 140GB iTunes.

    Anything else you might need to give me a recommendation, just ask.

    Thank you.
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    There's no need or benefit to copying everything off your computer and copying it back after installing.
  3. AdamA9, Jun 7, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2018

    AdamA9 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2010
    If was more to do a fresh and clean install before reinstalling everything again. I don’t know if that had any benefits considering the age and that it has always just had updates applied on top of each other.

    The new file system worries me, too.

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