What are you doing: fresh installation or upgradation?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by naomired, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. naomired macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2013
  2. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    New OS, new fresh install to get rid of old stuff, than make a back up thumb drive
  3. edenbensal macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2012
    I have upgraded from Mountain Lion to Mavericks on my Mac Mini without problem at all.
  4. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    Clean install - leftover habit from my Windoze daze
  5. fisha macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2006
    I've just upgrade on top for the moment, but will do a full install later when I change to adding an ssd to the iMac.
  6. Jeff Flowerday macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2007
    Calgary, AB
    I upgraded yesterday first but had some graphics weirdness happening, so I clean installed last night.

    Things are better today.
  7. Rodster, Oct 17, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2014

    Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    I did an upgrade but want to do a clean install. I could get rid of a ton of useless stuff and start over.

    Question for the experts: I split my Mac Mini HDD into 2 partitions (Mavs+Yosemite). Now that I totally dig Yosemite I want to go back to 1 partition. But Disk Utility won't let me.

    When I boot into DU and attempt to go to 1 partition I get a failed unmount error, so it won't let me go back to 1 partition. Any ideas what i'm doing wrong or overlooking? I got back into Macs last year so i'm a wee bit rusty. :confused:

    edit: nvm, figured it out. :)
  8. Tankmaze macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
    Believe it or not my main machine late 2011 mbp, I only did one fresh install and been upgrading from lion until mavericks. Gonna hold upgrading with yosemite.
  9. watsonjm macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2008
    How does doing a clean install affect itunes?

    In terms of apps and linked phones/pads and in terms of music and film? Will i have to re add every playlist, album and film again?

  10. greenmeanie macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2005
    I am doing a Fresh install.
    Tried an UPGRADE and still have FeedBack Assistant installed?
  11. deviant macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2007
    just copy EVERYTHING from music folder to somewhere else, clean install, copy everything back TO music folder and THEN launch iTunes. it will be identical to how it was before. done this since tiger, always worked. Just be sure to create account name identical to what it was on Mavericks.
  12. cleanton macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    I have 15 inch late 2008 Macbook Pro, I upgraded from Mavericks last night. No issue at all, everything went very smooth.
  13. abshole765 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Might install it on my Mini, but havent decided if I'd go upgrade or clean. I'd prefer to not loose all my Messages.
  14. phillytim macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    I did an in-place upgrade on my production Mac; went without a hitch.

    Full/clean installed are for Windows goonies; the OS X (unix) platform is a much stronger upgrade base, with its apps not being so interlinked with OS files (as with the case of Windows).
  15. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2005
    Greenville, NC
    I did an upgrade on my Air and haven't noticed any issues.
  16. Cinab1mt macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2010
    This is a question for the experts:

    I would like to do a clean install, but I have some programs that were a "1 time install only" i.e.: Word for Mac that I was able to obtain for cheap while in school. If I install a clean version of Yosemite, is there a way to transfer a program back? Possibly from a TM backup? And lastly, I see most posters state to install from a thumb drive, can anyone give an EASY step by step tutorial on how to do this? At this time I feel comfortable restoring all my other programs except for Word, and I would really like to save my self some $ by not having to buy it again. Thanks!

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