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  1. #1
    zanoncello
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    upgrade or fresh install? Tiger's coming!
    I personally like to do a fresh install. Yes it does take a little more time to backup everything but in the end I have like a new computer.

    So whats your take?? When Tiger comes out are you going to upgrade or do a fresh install?

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    I agree, it also keeps possibility for any conflicts to occur to a minimum, and having a new mac is always great.:mac:

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    A fresh install is better. If you are have problems with the old environment, you will not bring those problems into the new environment.

    You may have to reconfigure your environment, but it is well worth it.
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    I'll be doing a fresh install. With an external HDD it's easy as pie to back-up what I want to keep and swap it back on to my Tiger'd system.

    -Chris

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    Sure, I'd go for fresh install. Dunno if I'd get Tiger though!

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    what folders should one back up if doing a fresh install? probably needs its own thread, but i would like to do a fresh install once i get it
    -chris
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    zanoncello
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    I will probably just back up my user folder. I may not put everything back into the new OS but then if I realize later that there was something that I wanted I'll have it.

    I have a 120GB hard drive sitting in my basement so I should be alright but if you don't have a second hard drive it may be more difficult to do a backup if you have a lot of stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coach_z
    what folders should one back up if doing a fresh install? probably needs its own thread, but i would like to do a fresh install once i get it
    -chris

    That's a good question. I'm personally just going to creat a full bootable back-up on my external so if things don't go smoothly I can fall back on that.

    -Chris

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    back up your home folder, it has most of your stuff, bookmarks, email settings and such, app settings, caches, besides backing up your files, like documents and such.

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    upgrade. fresh install wont make your computer any faster, it only shows you that you should run more maintenance scripts or leave your computer on long enough so it will run cron jobs.

    besides, archive and install is a fresh install. only it will make necessary changes to your files, and put them in the proper location. where as if you replace files in the new system from the old system, you run the risk of corrupting privileges.

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