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

OS 10.5 - ? about upgrading from Tiger to Leopard


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
me399

 
Member Since: May 12, 2007
Posts: 102
me399 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 17" MacBookPro 2.33 GHz, 2 GB Ram 160 GB HDD, 320 GB Time Machine HDD, 750 GB External HDD

me399 is offline
Hi all,

I am getting my mother to switch from Windows to mac (yeah) and she lives a few hundred miles from me and I want to be able to answer all of her questions when she has a problem so I was going to upgrade my tiger to leopard so we would both be running the same thing. My question is this, after I upgrade will I have to do anything to all my programs to get them working again? I was looking at doing the upgrade, not a clean install. I only want to do the clean install if I run into problems with the upgrade. I was just worried that I would be made to jump through a bunch of hoops to get thing like my PS.cs or Final Draft working again if I do the upgrade. In my perfect world I would just be able to do the upgrade and all my programs would never know the difference. Any info on this would be great guys. I plan on heading over to her home early next week so any advice before then would be great. Thanks.
QUOTE Thanks
Soulwar

 
Soulwar's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 27, 2008
Location: Estero, FL
Posts: 1,515
Soulwar is just really niceSoulwar is just really niceSoulwar is just really niceSoulwar is just really nice
Mac Specs: iMac 17" 1Ghz G4  iPhone 3G  10.5.5

Soulwar is offline
From what I've heard, just upgrading will cause problems and sometimes lead to doing a clean install. I would backup any files and programs you wish to keep first. You could try the Archive and Install, before doing a clean Install.
But be prepared for the worst and hope for the best.

When all else fails, try everything!
The Rep System and you.
Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

June 2008

QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,585
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
If you don't have access to an external hard drive for backup purposes, I would recommend doing an Archive & Install. Using this option preserves your OS and all programs, settings and data while still doing a clean install.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
Rambaud

 
Member Since: Sep 15, 2006
Location: Oxford, UK
Posts: 236
Rambaud is on a distinguished road

Rambaud is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
If you don't have access to an external hard drive for backup purposes, I would recommend doing an Archive & Install. Using this option preserves your OS and all programs, settings and data while still doing a clean install.
Having had to install Leopard twice, after the 10.5.2. upgrade went wrong, I decided to do a clean install on an external hard drive. I am running Leopard from there until I am happy with it, and keeping Tiger on my macbook's internal hard drive.
QUOTE Thanks
WolfsBane

 
WolfsBane's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 21, 2007
Location: Treasure Valley, Idaho. US
Posts: 406
WolfsBane will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 20" iMac 2.4GHz w/ WD My Book 500GB HDD. MacBook Pro 2.4GHz. iPhone 5, white, 16 Gigs.

WolfsBane is offline
Archive and Install is the way to go, IMO. It really does minimize a lot of issues with application integration that are already loaded on your machine.


Hope Springs Eternal
Welcome... to the house of Rock and Jazz!
QUOTE Thanks
me399

 
Member Since: May 12, 2007
Posts: 102
me399 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 17" MacBookPro 2.33 GHz, 2 GB Ram 160 GB HDD, 320 GB Time Machine HDD, 750 GB External HDD

me399 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by WolfsBane View Post
Archive and Install is the way to go, IMO. It really does minimize a lot of issues with application integration that are already loaded on your machine.

So how exactly does this work. Does it leave my programs completely alone so I don't have to put the discs in and reinstall and activate the programs.

After the Archive ans install will the programs be right where they should be or will they be in a back up folder, if in a back up folder what do I do, just drag them back to applications and they will work?

Sorry guys, I am a somewhat recent switcher myself and this will be my first mac O.S. upgrade.

Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
goobimama

 
Member Since: Apr 28, 2006
Posts: 2,542
goobimama is a jewel in the roughgoobimama is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: iMac Core Duo 20", iBook G4, iPhone 8GB :)

goobimama is offline
Upgrade is not as bad as it has been said. I've seen so many macs being upgraded and no problems. Maybe a few more problems than a clean install, but for a lot of people the upgrade path just works.

Make sure you haven't installed unsanity's App Enhancer though. Cause that's a definite BSOD.
QUOTE Thanks
Soulwar

 
Soulwar's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 27, 2008
Location: Estero, FL
Posts: 1,515
Soulwar is just really niceSoulwar is just really niceSoulwar is just really niceSoulwar is just really nice
Mac Specs: iMac 17" 1Ghz G4  iPhone 3G  10.5.5

Soulwar is offline
Some info for you.
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301270

When all else fails, try everything!
The Rep System and you.
Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

June 2008

QUOTE Thanks
ScaredXStraight

 
Member Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posts: 6
ScaredXStraight is on a distinguished road

ScaredXStraight is offline
If you do upgrade, do you need to reload all of your serial numbers for certain programs, because i lost my box for final cut studio, and dont want to upgrade or clean install and not be able to use it. can i put an application on a harddrive and not have to worry about redoing all the serial numbers?
QUOTE Thanks
Rambaud

 
Member Since: Sep 15, 2006
Location: Oxford, UK
Posts: 236
Rambaud is on a distinguished road

Rambaud is offline
When I took the upgrade route, 2 or 3 programs did need their Serial Number/Registration Key to be re-installed.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Tutorials: Leopard screencasts or videos | keychains? »
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
Upgrading to Leopard in the future ukdmbfan OS X - Operating System 5 12-13-2007 11:50 AM
Tiger problem will Leopard have the same issue? hardendorf OS X - Operating System 2 11-13-2007 06:38 PM
Question About Tiger to Leopard Install bluto00 OS X - Operating System 3 11-05-2007 04:58 PM
The Need For Speed: Leopard VS Tiger XMARLTONX OS X - Operating System 10 09-13-2007 05:06 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:07 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?