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Installing Tiger on my mini... what option should I choose.

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:36 pm    Post subject: Installing Tiger on my mini... what option should I choose. Reply with quote

Good evening.

I'm going to be installing Tiger on my Mini and am just wondering what option to choose. Many folks say archive and install, but I just want to be sure I pick the best one that will cause me the least hassle.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tiger was the first Mac upgrade I ever installed. I picked the archive and install route because I was in a hurry and had no way to backup all my files. I didn't loose or have any files corrupted to the best of my knowledge, and my mini has been running smooth ever since. This process was nothing like installing Windows over Windows.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tar'ed up my home directory, threw it on a DVDRW and then did a clean install of Tiger.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I backed up, and did an erase and install, like mavherzog.

Archive and install might work just fine for you. It's just a habit from my old Windows days where a clean install always worked better.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would recommend doing a clean install unless you are unable to back up your files. What are your concerns?
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