Advice that worked: Archive and Install, trash haxies, kill .plists

From Macfixit this is a great article

Archive and Install
It’s amazing how much controversy was generated by our recommendation that users perform an Archive and Install when upgrading from Mac OS X 10.4.x to Mac OS X 10.5.x, with pundits claiming that the process represents a wholly unnecessary waste of time. This despite the fact that hundreds if not thousands of who used the default “Upgrade” path experienced problems that could have been obviated by the generally painless and relatively quick Archive and Install process, which we initially recommended and Apple later proposed itself in a Knowledge Base article.


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