Yosemite: Fresh install or update?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by inscrewtable, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. inscrewtable macrumors 68000


    Oct 9, 2010
    I have always done a fresh install when a new version os x has been released in the past. When the final release of 10.10 is available in a few months, I was wondering if there is any practical and real reason (as opposed to mere speculation) to do a fresh install on a rMBP with SSD rather than update over the top of Mavericks.

    I've signed up for the public beta and I will install over the top of mavericks on a bootable clone but if there are any problems I won't know if it's because of the beta or the over the top install.
  2. TheColtr macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2014
    I installed the DP 2 on my rMBP just updating (not fresh restore) and its running like a charm. I would say just update but if you start having problems then do the fresh restore.
  3. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    I agree with the above response. There's no need to do a fresh install, OSX usually handles updates pretty well. But if you start to notice significant or abnormal problems then a fresh install may well fix them.

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