New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

The infamous upgrade....!!?!?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Matteo

 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posts: 61
Matteo is on a distinguished road

Matteo is offline
Well today has sure been a learning experience. I have learnt I know nothing about mac's

I run a macbook pro on 10.4.11

The ram is 2g, the harddisk speed is about 4500 and the processor is 2.16Ghz.

Ive found out that besides replacing the harddisk theres not much I can do to speed things up.

How about updating to snow leopard... would that help...?

My original installation disks are not in the country I live in. If I can update will the new osx delete everything I have on there? (I dont want this)

Is it possible/advisable???

Cheers guys
QUOTE Thanks
gsahli

 
Member Since: Dec 11, 2010
Posts: 1,156
gsahli is a jewel in the roughgsahli is a jewel in the roughgsahli is a jewel in the rough

gsahli is offline
Upgrading to Snow Leopard won't delete things unless they are in system and Library folders that get replaced. There are usually a small number of applications that put files in these places and they won't work without reinstalling (I don't know which applications...). So your files and music and pictures are OK.

On the other hand, Snow Leopard won't speed up anything.
How much free space do you have on the hard drive? OS X needs 15% free space available as "swap" space, or it will begin slowing down. Another idea - use Activity monitor to see if any process is constantly using a high percentage of CPU time.
QUOTE Thanks
Matteo

 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posts: 61
Matteo is on a distinguished road

Matteo is offline
Cheers mate thanks for the reply.

I am so lost as what to do now. The programs I need are adobe cs5's and just found out that system requirement is 10.5.6 and up.

To top it off they apparently just about run with 2g ram.

I really have no idea how I can make my macbook pro better besides the hd replacement.
QUOTE Thanks
CrimsonRequiem

 
CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posts: 6,006
CrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to all
Mac Specs: MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB

CrimsonRequiem is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matteo View Post
Cheers mate thanks for the reply.

I am so lost as what to do now. The programs I need are adobe cs5's and just found out that system requirement is 10.5.6 and up.

To top it off they apparently just about run with 2g ram.

I really have no idea how I can make my macbook pro better besides the hd replacement.
Upgrade to Leopard or Snow leopard, or stick with an older version of Photoshop.

死神はリンゴしか食べない。
QUOTE Thanks
Matteo

 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posts: 61
Matteo is on a distinguished road

Matteo is offline
ok mate Ill do just that

Thanks guys
QUOTE Thanks
Matteo

 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posts: 61
Matteo is on a distinguished road

Matteo is offline
Just been to my mac shop and found out that my dvd drive isn't working... great! Oh and cannot play sound out of it too.

So now the people in the shop said that snow leopard box set can be installed from an external hard drive.

They weren't however able to tell me whether it will delete all my programs already installed on the system.

Can someone please help me as to what to do?

They were talking about installing 3 dmg's, images and disk utility to make it which just confused the **** out of me
QUOTE Thanks
CrimsonRequiem

 
CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posts: 6,006
CrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to all
Mac Specs: MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB

CrimsonRequiem is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matteo View Post
Just been to my mac shop and found out that my dvd drive isn't working... great! Oh and cannot play sound out of it too.

So now the people in the shop said that snow leopard box set can be installed from an external hard drive.

They weren't however able to tell me whether it will delete all my programs already installed on the system.

Can someone please help me as to what to do?

They were talking about installing 3 dmg's, images and disk utility to make it which just confused the **** out of me
Not sure what the last part about installing 3 dmgs. However you can hook up an external CD/DVD and install Leopard or Snow Leopard.

Installing a new OS won't overwrite the files that you have on your computer unless you tell it to reformat your HDD and do a fresh install.

死神はリンゴしか食べない。
QUOTE Thanks
Matteo

 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posts: 61
Matteo is on a distinguished road

Matteo is offline
Ah yes good idea.

It did seem a bit strange that they wanted me to put it on a hard drive and install from there.

The three dmg's were iwork, ilife and snow leopard if that helps
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 17,528
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), BenQ second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB

chas_m is offline
It sounds as though you have absolutely NO BACKUP OF ANYTHING from what you're saying (or what I'm reading, anyway).

If that's the case, my only question is "are you nuts?"

The LAST thing I would do to a computer with no backup is make any changes to the system!
QUOTE Thanks
Matteo

 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 16, 2010
Posts: 61
Matteo is on a distinguished road

Matteo is offline
mmm perhaps but regarding my files etc they are already on an external hard drive.

The only thing I haven't backed up are the programs already installed on there.

I can't for any reason see it going wrong buy if it does what do you suggest I do regarding the programs...?

Cheers everyone for your help
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Firewall breech.... | Manipulating inactive windows »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
I need to upgrade, but would like advise RobSEA Apple Notebooks 6 11-29-2010 04:04 PM
Some Questions Regarding iPhone Upgrade dukesup1978 iPhone Hardware and Accessories 21 06-14-2010 07:14 PM
hard disk upgrade path unsupported by Apple locopado Apple Notebooks 20 05-04-2010 11:41 AM
Snow Leopard upgrade help, migration assistant, etc. rcherny OS X - Operating System 4 12-30-2009 10:52 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?