Thread: Upgrading OS X
04-14-2007, 03:42 PM #1
Upgrading OS X
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- Mar 17, 2007
With all the talk about Leopard I'm wondering what upgrading might be like. Coming from windows I'm wary of upgrading unless it's from home to pro. I wouldn't upgrade from 2000 to XP, I'd reinstall.
Does anyone have any guesses on what the upgrade process from 10.4.9 to 10.5 might be like, or how smooth it might go?
And, any suggestions on whether to upgrade right away or if it's better wait a while?
04-14-2007, 03:56 PM #2
Put in DVD. Restart holding C. Choose whether to wipe and install, or save all your programs and files and install.
You have the new version of OS X installed.
04-14-2007, 04:02 PM #3
04-14-2007, 04:04 PM #4
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Archive and Install will leave your profile and files intact, while installing the new version of OSX. When you reboot, your files and folders, even your network settings and desktop backround will be as before.
Clean Install will simply install a new copy of the OS. When you reboot you will have to create a new profile and then move your stuff from your old profile to the new one.
Neither will delete your files, profile or even the old version of the system. You will have to remove all of those manually. A file backup is recommended, but I have never done one and never had any problems.
A Wipe will obviously reformat your hard drive and wipe your data clean. This requires you to backup all of your data or lose it.
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