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

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    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

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    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

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    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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