Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by fridexter, Oct 25, 2007.
What are you guys doing? Fresh install or an upgrade? Also, for what reasons.
fresh install here, i havent done a fresh one in over a year. minus whale.
I always do fresh install on principle, then migrate user stuff back over when it's done. Don't get me wrong, upgrade works fine, but I am just OCD that way.
fresh, havent done one for about 2 and a half years
well thats what i did today with tiger so i figured i'd vote that
upgrade, i just got my mbp and have only had it for 2 days so no point starting fresh when it is fresh.
Would have upgraded but when I upgraded my HD in my MBP I didn't pay attention to how I partitioned it. I had to repartition and do a fresh. Ohhh well.
Fresh. Computer gets cluttered with crap software & old files after the 2 1/2yrs I've had it since Tiger.
Upgrade. Nobody has been able to prove to me of any downside. I think anybody choosing Fresh is just doing it out of paranoia.
fresh, im sure the upgrade is fine, but i could use a backup, format, reogranise everything anyways.
I did archive and install. Seems to work fine.
I'm gonna upgrade, only had the MBP four months.
Fresh. Just got the MBP so its just like getting a new computer.
coming off the beta, so even if i wanted to (which i didn't), i can't upgrade, not an option.
what is with all of the fresh install people?
back in the 10.2 -> 10.3 transition, I did an upgrade, and then later a fresh install when I had a HDD crap out on me. I found out that the fresh install changed my shell preferences and a lot of other stuff that ended up making the computer feel faster. So lesson learned, fresh install and upgrade aren't created equal... YMMV.
oh and by fresh, I mean "archive and install". Probably won't do a full wipe, but I was considering it since I abuse the hdd in my mbp so much...