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MacOSXHints readers vs All Upgraders?
Authored by: Deut3221 on Oct 19, '07 04:40:26PM

I wonder if the OSXHints poll reflects all 10.5 upgraders? Or, are the readers here so like minded that we will by and large erase and install?

(After upgrading Windows 95 to 98, I swore never ever again to upgrade, but always do a clean install.)



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MacOSXHints readers vs All Upgraders?
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Oct 19, '07 10:30:20PM

Well this isn't Windows! And never was as bad with upgrades.

I find doing an archive and install is almost as time consuming as a clean (wipe) install. I have two other people using this Mac, and none of us have time for that! Invariably applications needs to be reinstalled and serial numbers reentered. It just doesn't copy every thing as it should.

On the other hand, I've been doing an upgrade install since 10.3, and it's worked flawlessly. The only prevision is making sure third party drivers are updated first, and that the hard drive checks out as healthy.

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