OS X :: Upgrade Or Clean Install - Getting More Of SL

Aug 28, 2009

Will I get most of SL if I upgrade? or if I clean install? Also is it possible to restore applications to SL from Leopard time machine?

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OS X :: New Leopard 10.5.6 Install - No Choice For Upgrade Clean Install?

Jan 27, 2009

I purchased the new Mac Box Set with Leopard 10.5.6, iLife '09 and iWork '09.

I was 50/50 on which type of Leopard install I wanted to perform today.

Looks like the disc made the choice for me and performed, what I'm assuming, is the upgrade. All of my files, settings, etc. were intact after the reboot.

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OS X :: SL Upgrade VS Clean Install VS Archive And Install?

Aug 25, 2009

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.

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OS X :: Clean Install Or Upgrade - Which One Is Better To Do?

Aug 27, 2009

I hope to get a copy of Snow Leopard this weekend. Are there any advantages to doing a clean install instead of just upgrade the system?

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OS X :: Clean Install Or Just An Upgrade?

Aug 29, 2009

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?

3. Could I just do a upgrade?

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OS X :: No SL Upgrade / Clean Install - Still Using 10.5.8

Nov 6, 2009

Purely out of curiosity. I'm still using 10.5.8 and am completely happy.

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OS X :: Clean Install Or Upgrade - Advantages?

Aug 16, 2009

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?

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OS X :: SL Upgrade / Need Clean Install From Tiger

Aug 28, 2009

Can this be done, or does it need to be a clean install?

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OS X :: Upgrade VS Clean Install - My Findings

Aug 29, 2009

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.

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OS X :: Up To Date Upgrade DVD Can Be Used To Do Clean Install?

Aug 29, 2009

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?

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OS X :: Clean Install Or Upgrade To SL - Need Recommendations

Aug 31, 2009

What do people recommend? Doing a clean install of SL and losing everything and restoring it all from time machine, or just upgrading to SL?

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OS X :: Clean Install Of Leopard And Then Upgrade To SL?

Sep 5, 2009

Since I have been running Leopard since december of 2007 I have accumilated a bunch of programs and files that i just don't use and don't need.

I have been running time machine for about a month now and I was thinking of just doing a clean install or Leopard to completely erase and clean up my disk and then do the SL upgrade.

My main concern- Can i plug in my time machine external and drag and drop the files and applications that I want and need and just leave all the other things on my external?

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OS X :: How To Perform A Clean Leopard Install Using The Upgrade DVD?

Nov 2, 2007

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...

6. Install Leopard while drinking a beer.

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OS X :: Clean Install And Snow Leopard Upgrade

Aug 4, 2009

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?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Upgrade Or Clean Install?

Aug 26, 2009

If i go out and buy Snow Leopard for �25 can you do a clean install or is it an upgrade only meaning to do a clean install you have to install leopard first then snow leopard afterwards

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Clean Install Or Upgrade To Mountain 10.8?

Jun 21, 2012

I'm thinking if I should Clean Install Mountain Lion or Upgrade from Lion OSX.

I have only recently cleanly re-installed Lion OSX. But in a few weeks time, M.Lion will be released

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), (RAM - 4Gb)

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Applications :: Possible To Use FCS3 Upgrade Discs For Clean Install

Jan 10, 2010

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.

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OS X :: Possible To Do A Clean Install Using A Snow Leopard Upgrade Disk?

Mar 17, 2010

I have an early 08 MBP that shipped with Leopard. I upgraded it to Snow Leopard quite a long time ago. I feel like doing a clean reinstallation but my Leopard disk is spoilt.

Is it possible for me to do a brand new clean installation just using that Snow Leopard upgrade disk?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Prepare A Clean Install For Upgrade To Mountain?

Jun 28, 2012

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.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 13" Mid-2010

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Windows On Mac :: Possible To Clean Install Windows 7 With Upgrade Disc?

Oct 21, 2009

I am interested in installing windows 7 on my macbook. I am a student so am able to get the windows 7 home premium upgrade disc for cheap. I would like to know if it is possible for me to perform a clean install of windows 7 through BootCamp, with no previous windows versions installed using this upgrade disc.

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Windows On Mac :: Clean Install With Windows 7 Upgrade Disc Possible?

Nov 6, 2009

Currently have XP. But, I have heard/read that it is possible to do a clean install of Windows 7 from the upgrade disc. Or is that only possible on a PC? If so, how would I go about wiping XP off and then doing a clean install of Windows 7's 64 bit version?

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Windows On Mac :: Upgrade Or Clean Install Windows 7

Sep 16, 2009

I currently have Vista 32 installed in Bootcamp and it works perfectly except that it won't show up in OS X under Startup Disk. This isn't that too big of a problem, I just shutdown, turn on, and hold option.

I have a copy of Windows 7 and would like to start using it, but would like to confirm that using the upgrade function will work. Will it still be recognized when I press option? Has anyone done this? Also, does anyone know when 64 bit Win 7 will be supported in boot camp?

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MacBook Pro :: After Clean Install Snow Leopard, Can't Install Bundled Application (ilife)?

Apr 2, 2012

This is the first time i reinstalled(clean install) my snow leopard on my MBP. All went fine but then i inserted the disc for bundled application (which contains the ilife apps) but it keeps failing. 

It says that "the installation failed. the installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. contact the software manufacturer for assistance". 

I've also done my research on this matter. I've gone thru a few steps i tried as below without success: 

1)normal install - fail

2)repair permission - fail

3)install in safe mode - fail

4) install using another admin acc - fail

5) made an image out of the disc and install - fail

6) used a similar disc(my dad's since we have identical version) - fai

7)updated my system and install - fail

8) reinstall the mac - fail 

i cant think of any other solution as im a bit noob when it comes to mac. is there any other things i could try before taking it Apple?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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IMac :: Unable To Install Clean Snow Leopard / Instructions To Install On Internal Drive?

Dec 20, 2009

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).

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MacBook Pro :: Want To Do A Clean Install But It Didn't Come With The Install Disks?

Nov 28, 2010

i just bought a macbook pro and i want to do a clean install but it didn't come with the install disks. is there a way to do it without buying new disks?

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Windows On Mac :: Win 7 Retail - Install Over RTM Via VMWare Or Clean Install?

Oct 22, 2009

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?

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MacBook Pro :: Clean Install Possible With Any Other Install Disk

Jul 8, 2010

I have recently done a Time machine back up of my MB Pro 15" then wiped my hard drive trying to clean it up so I could install Windows 7 with Boot Camp. I had my original Install Disk which I forgot was Tiger, Having used one of my brothers company licenses to upgrade to Leopard but that disk is now with him in another country. So now I can not restore from my Time Machine backup. I have a Leopard Install disk for a Macbook Pro 13" which I also own. Is it possible to use this disk to re-install Leopard on my 15"?

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OS X :: Which One Is Better - Install/Archive Or Clean Install?

Aug 13, 2009

I'm a newbie, forgive my question but I just did an Install and Archive yesterday, but I don't know if I really should be doing a CLEAN INSTALL...

FACTS - I have an MB403LL/A (2.4GHz C2D, 2008 Early Peryn) which I use to make music with ProTools 8 LE and Reason 4.0.

- Upgraded RAM from Corsair to OWC RAM (4GB)

- Before the Install & Archive yesterday I was experiencing problems with Safari freezing up and not being able to relaunch. I believe this was due to the RAM, hence, I bought new and better RAM.

- I could not boot up my MacBook one morning, so I trouble-shot it and the only thing I could do was Re-Install the OS X.

- I did the Install & Archive with the OEM Samsung RAM and put in the OWC RAM AFTER that.

QUESTIONS - I would like to really have a fresh install of everything but not sure if there is much difference between the Clean Install and the Archive and Install? (I would just move the files I need to my external HD)

- With the Clean Install - will I be bringing my MacBook back to where it was fresh from the factory?

Should I buy the AppleCare for it? I was thinking of upgrading but there is not much difference in performance to what I have... 2.4 C2D at 4GB RAM...

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Update - Like Windows In Place Upgrade - Or Clean?

Jul 15, 2009

I'm thinking of buying my first Mac ever pretty soon. I can get an educational discount and also get a free iPod Touch if I buy before September 15. I understand that Snow Leopard will be available "in September" so I will have to receive it separately if I buy my Mac between now and then. So, I've never owned Macs before, so I'm wondering how the upgrade from Leopard -> Snow Leopard will happen. Is it like Windows where you can choose to do a "clean installation" or an "in-place" upgrade? Coming from the Windows world, I tend to lean more towards clean installations.

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OS X :: How Often Do You Clean Install?

Mar 25, 2009

So I bought my Macbook August of 2007, and have only Archive & Installed when Leopard came out.

I don't have any noticeable problems yet I know a lot of people wipe their computer clean, back-up any important programs and files, and then re-install their OS. Do a lot of people do this?

I kind of want to but it's my first time doing it so I don't want to mess anything up or forget something I need, etc.

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