I'm so annoyed regarding the broken Entourage <-> Exchange SSL root cert situation that I feel I must let others know of the following...
To perform a fresh / clean installation of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard to a totally blank/formatted hard drive using nothing but the upgrade DVD, do the following:
1. Boot from the Mac OS X Leopard Upgrade DVD (hold 'c' while booting).
2. Notice that the check for previous will fail (and "Continue" button is grayed out).
3. Choose the option of restoring from a Time Machine backup and go as far as you can (note: if you do actually have a Time Machine backup, pretend that you don't - making sure you've already removed any backup drives you may have plugged in).
4. Now go back to (almost) the initial screen.
5. Notice the "Continue" button is no longer grayed out...
I assume that when I get my mac, a snow leopard drop in disc will be inside.
1. As soon as I finish the setup, and am presented with the desktop, I will immediately put in the snow leopard disc. In this scenario, is it ok to just do a normal upgrade since the system is pretty much untouched? 2. My understanding is that if I do a clean install, I will lose iLife, and will have to reinstall it using the discs that came with my machine, is this correct? 3. I'm confused about archive and install. Will all my applications (iLife, etc) be left alone? Is this sort of like a clean install, except you have a copy of your old system files? Is it ok to delete the old system files afterwards? 4. From the scenario I described in #1 which of the 3 installation methods is the best to do?
I have many questions but few clear answers. What would be the benefits of doing a clean install vs. an upgrade? I have an iMac 8,1 which supposedly is eligible for a 64 bit kernel. Would I have to do a clean install or an "archive and install" to get the 64bit kernel? Also, can someone explain to me exactly what an "archive and install" is/does? From the name, I'd assume it would back up your HDD to an external storage unit, then do a clean install, but I'm probably way wrong.
One more question. If I so happen to choose to do a clean install, would Time Machine be an adequate way to restore all my data after the update? Any help or answers to any of the above questions would truly make my day. You will also be rewarded $1,000,000,000 in Happy FunTime money.
The internal hard drive on my early 2009 iMac is being replaced but I have to reinstall Snow Leopard myself.I did search in MRoogle and at Apple and cannot seem to find instructions on how to perform a clean Snow Leopard install on an iMac internal HD.
Can I do this? And if so how? Or do you think I should try and install Leopard on the existing Hd in the iMac? I still have these discs but have to get the SL applications install disc out of my drive (it's stuck and the iMac won't boot past the blue screen).
I am installing Snow Leopard on My Tiger computer. Backed up the files
1. I was wondering since I am on Tiger will I need to do a clean install or just an upgrade? (Dumb question but I need answers) I have the upgrade disk and I heard the upgrade disk is the exact same as the box set and I do not need iwork 09 cause.
I already have it and I don't need ilife 09 because I have final Cut pro, photoshop, and I have some HTML knowledge.
Also, i have no interest in music making so I don't need ilife.
2. If I do need to do a clean install how do I do that?
I'm looking forward to SL as much as everyone else, but was wondering what the advantages of doing what I've seen on here as a "clean install" versus just putting in the disk with Leopard installed and letting it upgrade? How would I go about doing a clean install anyway, would I have to make a copy of my HD or something?
Like most, I was debating whether or not to just upgrade to SL, or do an Erase and Install. I decided to try both and note my findings and post my steps below. Running a Unibody Macbook Pro. 2.93 GHz, 4GB Ram. The clean install is running a LOT smoother than the straight upgrade.
The first thing I did, was run a full Time Machine backup on Leopard, just in case the worst happens. In my backups, I exclude all VMs and System Files. Once the backup was complete, I went ahead and ran the SL upgrade. The installation process was very smooth. Took about 48 minutes to complete. When the system finally booted up again, I noticed that many aspects of the OS were running a lot slower than they should have, and I was experiencing many of the 'bugs' you guys have noted.
-Animations such as dock magnification, spaces, and expose were very '-'laggy'. -Using the 4 finger gestures returned weird results when repeated. (Swiped up, desktop shown. Swiped up again, animation down, then back up again) -Icons were all over the place. -Asian characters floating around the OS.
I decided to give a clean install a shot. either install Leopard, then run the SL update, or an Erase and Install from the SL disk. But DO NOT restore your backup until SL is fully installed. Now, once SL is back up and running, head into your Migration Assistant and start your restore. This took about and hour and a half to complete. Once that was complete, I gave the system a reboot and checked things out.
-System was running very smooth. No animation lag. Expose and Spaces were running like normal, even with many windows open. -4 finger gestures were acting like they should, and did in Leopard. Very smooth. -No more random Asian characters. -Overall a much more flawless OS.
For all I know, some of you may be happy with your straight SL upgrade, but I've read many threads where people have been noting 'bugs' which I experienced as well, before the clean install. If you have the time, and patience, I definitely recommend running a backup, then an Erase and Install of Leopard/SL.
Just got my up to date disk but it says 'upgrade dvd' - can I use it to do a clean install? (not keen on upgrades!) Also, anyone got a list of what I'd need to copy back over from time machine for all my personal files/documents/emails etc - is it just my home folder?
I found that I need to re install everything on my computer, and I'm buying the final cut studio 3 upgrade version, but my main install disc for FCS 2 is damaged. Do I have to install FCS2 first to install the upgrade? Or can I use the upgrade discs for a clean install? I haven't used an upgrade kit before.
how to prepare for a "clean install" of Mountain Lion when it comes out. However, it's clean in theory because I want to be able to have my personal files and programs ready for ML but I am afraid for any left-overs from deleted apps since I tend to install & uninstall them for test drive purposes.
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 13" Mid-2010
there is too much about clean installs now on this forum... and a lot of information conflicts with other information. can someone just have a step by step process of how to do a clean install for snow leopard below.PLEASE no guessing, and only people who have done it please comment.then we can just link people to this thread.
I thought this might be useful if you wanted do do a clean install with the Snow Leopard DVD. There have been a lot of threads asking about it. Apple designed Snow Leopard 10.6 so that you cannot select 'Erase Install' when booting from DVD like in Leopard 10.5. Apple states that you need Leopard 10.5 installed in order to 'Upgrade' or 'Install' Snow Leopard 10.6 - This is not true.
This guide shows you how to do a clean install of Snow Leopard 10.6. Extremely hand if you need to install a new hard drive. Please note this was performed off the 'Upgrade' disk - which shouldnt [according to Apple] be able to do a full install! I also outline how to migrate your data to the new install. Let me know what you think. YouTube - Guide: How To Do A Clean Fresh Full Install Of Apple Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.
I'm fairly new to the Mac OS. Switched from evil Windows. World is much more stable.
I want to upgrade via clean install to snow leopard. I have read mixed messages that this can and cannot be done. If it can, can someone please post some clear and definitive instructions in how to do this from the upgrade disc of snow leopard.
I am about to sell my Mac Pro Tower and am going to do an Erase and Install of OS X Leopard. Is the erase pretty safe in terms of deleting all my sensitive data? I mean, is it safer to do an erase first, then install?
I have the Win 7 RTM currently installed on my Mac Pro, on a dedicated internal hard drive. I'm running VMware 2.0. I have the retail version of Win 7 arriving today. Anyone know if I can just install through Windows, i.e., while running my existing Win 7 installation via VMware, or do I have to go through the whole clean install via Bootcamp routine?
I have a 2.16G (black) macbook that I will be upgrading to Snow Leopard. Since I've had the computer for over three years, I want to perform a clean installation of 10.6. I don't have a ton of files on my macbook and--apart from some large Garageband files--what I do have are relatively small (Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, music, photos) so I've always backed up by saving things to CDs/DVDs. Not the best plan, I know, which is why I recently purchased a Lacie 1TB external drive so that I can have a clone.
I would like to install OSX onto the external drive but I'm not sure how things should be sequenced. I've never partitioned a HD before; should this be performed first? How's this for a sequence:
1) partition the external HD first 2) install Snow Leopard onto the external HD 3) make the clone of my system and 4) do a clean install of Snow Leopard on my internal macbook HD
Does this make sense or is there a better way for me to approach this? Also, is there anything different I'd have to do to install the 10.6 on the external drive?