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Will you be doing a clean or upgrade install of OSX Mavericks?

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Just curious. Generally, I know OSX is pretty good at staying quick after upgrade installs. However even after quadrupling my RAM (last unibody white macbook), 10.8 just feels a bit pudgy around the edges (and Windows 8.1 on the same hardware feels very fast), I wonder if a clean install may be the way to go this time, and 10.9 will be a good time to do it. 

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Due to the number of idiotic applications I’ve had to install (and then uninstall) that don’t actually uninstall properly, I’ve probably lost gigabytes of space to crap I no longer use.

 

I’ll be clean installing and then…ugh… manually recopying my ~terabyte iTunes Library and reinstalling all applications. Should be a few days of work getting things back to normal, provided I even remember what normal was over that timeframe.

 

Also, how large is com.apple.iconservices supposed to be, anyway? Mine is 2GB and has 2,488 files. That seems wrong.

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IMNSHO - clean install always, on a wiped disc (zero'd out).
Longer method I know - but I can be sure that everything is squeaky clean and optimised.
I know many many people use the upgrade option with no problems.
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I usually do a clean install. I might be tempted to first clone my OSX/Applications/Home drive and do an upgrade on that. Maybe if it 'all works' I'll simply do that on my current drive. If there is anything 'wrong' I'll do a clean install on my SSD.
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IMNSHO - clean install always, on a wiped disc (zero'd out).
Longer method I know - but I can be sure that everything is squeaky clean and optimised.
I know many many people use the upgrade option with no problems.

 

Clean install is an idea, but what's the point of zeroing out the hard drive rather than a quick format, which from the computers perspective looks the exact same? Ignoring SSDs for now, of course. 

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The point is - I''m old school. Video from way back.

Never, ever had an issue using this method. When time is money a few hard yards spent on a clean install on a fresh drive is worth it.
Try and sort a botched install after it screws up - nah.
You can if you want - I'm not going there. 1wink.gif
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I have been doing upgrade, or combo upgrade since Jaguar (10.2) I believe was the version. I have never had an issue doing this while going through 4 computers, using migration assistant to set them up.

I understand the need for some of the voo-doo we used to do, but that was then, a long time ago - and times are definately different now. YMMV

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I have been doing upgrade, or combo upgrade since Jaguar (10.2) I believe was the version. I have never had an issue doing this while going through 4 computers, using migration assistant to set them up.

I understand the need for some of the voo-doo we used to do, but that was then, a long time ago - and times are definately different now. YMMV

 

Yeah, as I said, normally I'd just upgrade as OSX is pretty good at staying on its feet after them. However I just can't help but feel Mountain Lion is a lot pudgier than any other modern OS I've tried, and I wonder if the upgrade from SL was the cause. 

post #9 of 11
I play fast and loose with my installs so it'll be an upgrade. Been doing it like that since 10.1. It just works.
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yes I will be doing a clean install.

 

Ot is for me worth the hassle and fills up some free time.

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Clean Install 

 

I feel like there's way too much crud mucking things up.  I want as fresh a copy of OS X as I can get. 

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