When Beta is finished...

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by smoreira, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. smoreira macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2015
    Sorry about the dummy question, it is my first experience with OS X Beta.
    When final release is launched and beta is done do we need to fresh install everything or an App Store update will "convert" the beta to the official version?
  2. !!! macrumors 6502

    Aug 5, 2013
    Well Apple releases the updates in the .app version, and those will reset the beta. I would recommend erasing and starting as new because betas tend to corrupt preferences and other data and could cause other issues with OS X.
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says...the beta will update to the "final" released version just fine in *most* cases. If you have issues, then yes, do a fresh start.

    Having said that, I sure hope you are using the beta on some separate drive or partition where this whole discussion is academic, or else you are just asking for making it a more difficult migration....oh yeah!
  4. MacGizmo macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2003
    I would say doing a straight upgrade is perfectly fine, but I also have a MacBook Pro as a backup, so it's fairly easy to throw caution to the wind.

    I ran the Yosemite betas and on my main Mac and just updated to the final shipping version when it was available. I had zero problems. With El Capitan, I also installed it over my existing install on my iMac. Until the Beta 5 version, it was a real mess. But it's running smooth now, and I'll be installing the final El Capitan version when it's available without wiping the drive and starting over.

    There was a time in the past when I wouldn't consider a major upgrade without doing a clean install. Now, I just keep the installation of frivolous software to a minimum to avoid problems.
  5. Donfor39 macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2012
    Lanarkshire Scotland
    i've always avoided delete and fresh OS X re install full versions....-m/lion/mavericks

    de install re install reminds me of p.c. yrs missing dls that were never found!

    never had any concerns with full updates via apple.
  6. smoreira thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2015

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