Upgrading options from Leopard to SL

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chrispoole, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. chrispoole macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2007
    Hi guys,

    I have a MacBook Pro that came with Tiger, but I upgraded to Leopard when it came out (the default upgrade process as far as I remember).

    To get rid of the cruft that's built up, I'm thinking about starting a new when SL is released, and wiping over everything, then restoring /Users from a backup (I use Superduper! and Time Machine).

    Is this a good idea?

    Or is it best to let the installer do its thing, and really I won't see any difference by using the easy, standard upgrade process?

    Thanks guys.
  2. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    You might like the "Archive and Install" option (which I think is supposed to be the default one now).

    Basically it moves all user data into one folder and erases everything else on the Mac OS X partition.

    That way, you get a clean install but you can still access your Documents etc.

    Of course you should still make sure there's a backup, just in case it goes wrong.

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