What would you do?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by smallguy, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. smallguy macrumors regular

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    Hi, I got my new rMBP yesterday and it came with mavericks. I did the latest update for that and then upgraded to Yosemite. Would you do a clean install on a brand new mac?

    Not sure whether to do it or not.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I wouldn't.

    Not because it's bad but just because I value my time. There's no big reason not to or anything.

    But I really don't think it will change anything.
     
  3. psik macrumors 6502

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    Yes clean install
     
  4. MaxPayne79 macrumors regular

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    yup. most definitely. Takes 30 mins tops and you avoid a lot of potential problems. :)
     
  5. smallguy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm guessing do it through Recovery Mode > Disc Utilities and then erase the hard drive? Then go to Reinstall OS X?
     
  6. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Absolutely no need to clean install on a brand new Mac.

    It is the one occasion, where I would say upgrade, basically because apart from the OS, it is completely clean. No Apps installed, just the basic user profile..

    The reason to clean install is normally to clean out the crap, bad apps, corrupted user profile, etc that will interfere with a successful upgrade. A brand new Mac has none of that.
     
  7. smallguy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did all the Mavericks updates so there wasn't anymore to do and then went straight to Yosemite. Some saying i should clean install and same say no as its brand new.

    Not sure what to do really.
     
  8. MaxPayne79 macrumors regular

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    i think so though i'm not terribly familiar with wiping macs so you may wanna double check with others before doing so, but it does sound right. Just make sure you have a solid and fast internet connection cause it may need to pull the OS off of the net and the OS is roughly 5.7 gb's.
     
  9. baryon macrumors 68040

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    If your Mac is new, you don't have data to migrate, so a clean install is super easy. If you think you'd prefer a clean install, now's the time to do it. Otherwise later it will become more and more difficult to do it.
     
  10. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Then do it and you'll feel better.

    I stand by my advice that "feeling better" is the only real benefit here, but hey, I do lots of things in life just to make myself feel good. So go for it.

    You want this:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718
     
  11. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    If you're not having any trouble, a bare metal clean install is a waste of time IMO. If you had a machine with tons of software installed/removed, upgraded hardware and removed hardware. Updated over MANY revisions of OS X and so on, I could see a clean install making you feel better.

    In the end, it's your machine and your time, do whatever trips your trigger :cool:
     
  12. smallguy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seems like the clean install is slightly the preferred choice. May have to do that then.
     

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