Should you do a "clean install" of Mavericks?
Posted 22 October 2013 - 04:23 PM
As long as you just erase the Mac partition, your Boot Camp partition shouldn't be affected.
Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:38 AM
I'm upgrading from lion 10.7.5
The Lion installer should have installed the Recovery HD partition. Did it not? (There are instructions here for viewing that partition using Disk Utility: http://www.macworld....t_recovery.html )
Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:57 AM
You should get full uninstall instructions from Microsoft available on the web. There are many steps to uninstall and is time consuming. You should completely uninstall Office 2011 to preserve your license. You can then reinstall Office, add your product ID and be good to go. If you just overwrite it, they will deny access as it would still be seen as an active license and it will see the new attempted install as an additional machine. When it uninstalls step by step, it removes any license info.
The only issue is that they have you move your Microsoft User Data folder, and then attempt to put it back where it belongs, but I have yet to have success with that part of it.
Posted 25 October 2013 - 06:57 AM
Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:37 AM
I am about to go for it but just had one doubt before that. Do the installed applications need to be updated/re-installed after installing Mavericks? For E.g. do I need to deactivate the Adobe CS5 I have installed on my computer and then re-install it afterwards?