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
Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac Discussion of Classic or running Windows, Linux and other OSes on the Mac.

OS 8.6 upgrade - need advice


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Rick 10-09

 
Member Since: Oct 02, 2009
Posts: 7
Rick 10-09 is on a distinguished road

Rick 10-09 is offline
I'm helping friend come into this century with their IMAC. The queston is: Can you successfully move all the files from OS8.6 to OS10 in one jump?
Will some files be lost? She has an older machine and a newer machine with OS10 (both are older though). They both have CD drives and USB2. I'd like to move everything she wants to save onto the newer machine. Thanks for any input.
QUOTE Thanks
technologist

 
Member Since: Mar 30, 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 4,744
technologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)

technologist is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick 10-09 View Post
IThey both have CD drives and USB2.
No machine that ran 8.6 had USB 2.0.

Assuming that the older one has at least USB 1.1, though, A USB flash stick should work fine.

To keep the filenames the same under OS 8.6, format it to HFS+ using Disk Utility for the transfer. (You can format it back to FAT afterwards.)
QUOTE Thanks
Rick 10-09

 
Member Since: Oct 02, 2009
Posts: 7
Rick 10-09 is on a distinguished road

Rick 10-09 is offline
Thanks for taking time to respond. The help is appreciated. Should I also look for any updates to the system before I attempt the transfer? Basically working the latest stuff I can. Should I look for a firmware update as well?
QUOTE Thanks
technologist

 
Member Since: Mar 30, 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 4,744
technologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)

technologist is offline
No reason not to, but it shouldn't make a difference either way.
QUOTE Thanks
Rick 10-09

 
Member Since: Oct 02, 2009
Posts: 7
Rick 10-09 is on a distinguished road

Rick 10-09 is offline
Ok, Thanks once again. I hope she breaks down and buy a new machine. Life would simpler... for me anyway.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Realtek HD Audio Driver R2.39 Vista/Win7 | Gaming on a mac via bootcamp »
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
hard disk upgrade path unsupported by Apple locopado Apple Notebooks 20 05-04-2010 10:41 AM
G4 CPU Upgrade Advice quatermass Apple Desktops 7 01-17-2007 08:01 AM
UPGRADE Advice! Please post! grinthock Apple Desktops 0 01-14-2007 03:13 AM
Cannot upgrade 8.6 to OS X pglavin Switcher Hangout 1 08-23-2004 10:58 AM
Need upgrade advice Dark79 Switcher Hangout 7 06-29-2004 11:23 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:35 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?