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    Doug b's Avatar
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    Jun 22, 2008
    Forest Hills, NYC
    15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5
    Does OSX uninstall previous versions of its apps when upgrading/updating ?
    I'm thinking about updating iTunes from 7.6.2 to the latest, but am curious to know if the 60 some odd MB's is going on top of what's already there, or does installation, uninstall the previous version and then install ? I guess the question stems from wanting to know if my MBP is going to continually put on weight with each app's update...


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    louishen's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    The old iTunes will be deleted and replaced with the new one, assuming its in the same place, the Applications folder and not a sub folder

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    macgig's Avatar
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    Mar 15, 2006
    20" 2007 Aluminum iMac 2.0 Ghz | 4 GB ram | 10.6.8
    good question. never thought of this.

    you know i'm not sure. I never see old files in the trash after updating. could it just overwrite the old version with the new? I'm not sure.

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