Tiger Install: Upgrade or Full Install

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Tiger Install: Upgrade or Full Install?

  1. Upgrade

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  2. Full Install

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  1. Rick

    Rick New Member

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    I personally like to do full installs especially when a new OS comes out. Luckily I have a second HD in my PowerMac and it won't take long at all to back up my data. So what is everyone else going to do?
     
  2. Devoidarex

    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    Haven't decided. Don't really have to much on my iBook, except mp3's which I can just shunt over to my PC for temporary storage.

    It might be nice to start with a fresh install.

    How do you even do that with one of these things?
     
  3. Kelvin96GSR

    Kelvin96GSR OEM>YOU

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    I'm not even sure why I should upgrade
     
  4. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    I'll just upgrade the OS for starters. If I feel I need to do a fresh install afterwards, I will though somehow I doubt I'll need to.
     
  5. Rick

    Rick New Member

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    The truth of the matter is OS X doesn't need to be reinstalledonce a year like Windows does to keep things in order. I guess coming from Windows, I just like a fresh clean install. But my fiancee's iBook has been upgraded from 10.1 to 10.2 to 10.3 and we have had no problems.
     
  6. dmora

    dmora Guest

    IN theory, you should have no problems upgrading.

    Im going to upgrade first, but i would prefer nuking it.
     
  7. falconbrad

    falconbrad "You're one angry white boy."

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    Clean install. I have shit laying around both my HDs that I really want to get rid of, so I figure I'll copy over the stuff that I know I need, nuke the drive, and then do a clean install. If I missed something I later think I might need, I'll go to my backups...
     
  8. Icedog

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    My dad has only done upgrades since 10.1

    so I guess if his system is still going strong, an upgrade will do fine for me :dunno:
     
  9. biawokauns

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    if yuo're on campus, you can check out my laptop after the release :)
     
  10. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    i am going to just upgrade. i just got a 100GB internal for my iBook G4 and moving 8000 mp3s + videos + pics + installing all my programs over again is a good 3-4 hour job. ill pass on doing that again. :hs:
     
  11. dmora

    dmora Guest

    i didnt htink you could do a clean install on OSX. Its either format or upgrade.
     
  12. Braddlac

    Braddlac OT Supporter

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    what is a clean install?
     
  13. Chris3G

    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    i'll do the archive install
     
  14. dmora

    dmora Guest

    :uh: is that what that means? I thought it meant it made a dup of everything. :nono: where does that shit end up?
     
  15. Devoidarex

    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    What do you do with the "previous system" folder after the install? Do you need to keep it?
     
  16. CyberLeader

    CyberLeader Superior Cybernetic Race

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    archive + install.
    All the benefits of a clean install, plus it saves the majority of my settings.
    Been using it since it was an option (10.1 or 10.2 ?), and everything is smooth.
     
  17. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    ditto.

    i've done nothing but upgrades since the original 10.0 install, but it's time to clean house on the trusty ol' DP500.
     
  18. fifty50

    fifty50 New Member

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    does archive and install delete your home folder where all my personal files are?
     
  19. Devoidarex

    Devoidarex Rexversusu v.2.0

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    Yeah, it looks like archive and install is the best option. I guess you can import your settings back into your folder after it is done.
     
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    will i have to reinstall all the software i've put on my PB if i do 'archive and install' ?
     
  21. Icedog

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    nope
     
  22. fifty50

    fifty50 New Member

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    whats the difference between 'easy upgrade' and 'archive and install' then?
     
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    is this like doing a fresh install?

    i'm sorry for all the n00b questions. i've never installed/upgraded a mac OS before b/c i was always a PC user. and with winders, i've always done a fresh install.
     
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    ugh, but then i'd have to reinstall all the programs i have, again. and have to find someplace/somehow to backup my home dir to. what a hassle, heh.
     
  25. fifty50

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    let me get this straight (again, i'm sorry for the n00bness), archive and install archives your old system folder, if for some reason you would want it again. and erase and install just erases the old system folder and makes a new one. both of which save your settings and files.

    so its not like windows, where if you do a 'clean install' you have to replace everything.
     

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