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I have a week old Macbook with 1 gig of ram. I don't think I have anything running in the background. Do you recommend a fresh install, acrhive and install, or the simple upgrade? Thanks.
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I recommend the archive and install. Once you've made sure that everything runs properly, you can delete the archive folder and regain the HD space.

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You could use Archive and Install method.
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If it's so new and you haven't messed around with it, I'd go for the simple upgrade. Just back up everything first. I had no problems with a simple upgrade, but then I run a pretty tight Mac ship, keep things clean with maintenance and don't install any third-party stuff.

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I was wondering the same thing as my mac is only a week old as well. I have all of my itunes and pics in the shared folder. Is it true that with an archive and install, shared files do not automatically get put back onto the new system?
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Is it true that with an archive and install, shared files do not automatically get put back onto the new system?
I'm sure about that, but what I can say is that I was very careful about backing up (to firewire drive, iPod and .mac) and went for the upgrade instal as I really couldn't see any reason why it wouldn't work.

It did.

The only issue I've had is that my Logitech mouse doesn't seem to work after the Mac's been to sleep, so I'm using my Mighty Mouse.

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If it's so new and you haven't messed around with it, I'd go for the simple upgrade. Just back up everything first. I had no problems with a simple upgrade, but then I run a pretty tight Mac ship, keep things clean with maintenance and don't install any third-party stuff.

Simple upgrade.
I agree, I did on my macbook, and it worked great.
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For some coming from a Windows background the easiest ( meaning stress free) method would be to do a clean install. Just backup everything. I backed up my contacts, iCal stuff, e-mails and keychain stuff onto a flash drive. And my iPhoto pics onto a DVD. Started from scratch and the install outside of running Time Machine, took about one hour.

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