Why the need to fresh install?

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by fate0311, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. fate0311 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2015
    Is this for those who actually need a fresh install or is their some other benefit versus upgrading?
  2. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2015
    Our actions define our legacy
    You can upgrade if you want to, and chances are it’ll be fine(I believe a majority of users will just hit the update button, which Apple expects) but freshly installing MacOS just takes away possible problems, you might receive otherwise, from upgrading.
  3. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    Force of habit after using MicroSlop WinDoze for 20 years
  4. NastyNatex macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2018
    Yeah I noticed on Mac OS. Clean install doesn't really matter much. I went from High Sierra to Mojave Beta to Mojave Release Build and no problem whatsoever.
  5. Howard2k macrumors 68020


    Mar 10, 2016
    I noticed that HS was significantly less stable than Sierra and also came with increased battery drain during sleep.

    I did a clean install to help ensure that those issues were not carried to Mojave.

    Too early to comment on stability but in terms of battery drain while sleeping it’s actually far worse than even High Sierra.
  6. VJ12 macrumors newbie


    Apr 5, 2017
    Any time a new OS comes out you should always reformat and start fresh, it's to ensure the drivers and data are clean. II tried Mojave overlaying HS. I just finished a fresh install and it's night and day!

    I do the same with Microsoft products!
  7. markieG84 macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2016
    You have too much time on your hands
  8. aldoF macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2011
    a full OS load from scratch and all app reinstalled don't take more than 1-2hrs, no big deals, the potential benefits outweigh the negatives.
  9. dcorban macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2007
    I’ve gone from Snow Leopard to the present without a fresh install. Upgrading is fine.

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