14 Replies Latest reply: Jul 27, 2011 7:04 AM by Narnian7
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I have had a new iMac since the 2nd week of June 2011 (last month), by far the best computer I have ever owned.  Though I am enjoying Snow Leopard, I am considering upgrading to Lion.

I have very little data on the iMac so far, and have not even imported and photo or video files or other personal data as yet, so really nothing to back up.  I have only installed a few 3rd party apps such as Skype, AppFresh, ClamXav, Firefox, and I had ordered it with the iWorks suite preinstalled.


My question for all of you Apple veterans is, do i really need to do a clean install of Lion, or would it be acceptable to just download it from the AppStore?

My SN is totally up to date, including the most recent SN Supplimental Update, and the large iWorks update.


Thanks so much for your help and input!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 27" 2.7GHz Quad i5 12GB mem 1TB