upgrading osx 10.5.8

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what is the best free way without loosing data or softwares?
 

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Buy an OS 10.5 install disk…boot the computer with it…then follow the onscreen instructions.

It's also a good idea to do a backup prior to an OS upgrade…just in case.

- Nick
 
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There ain't no free way!

Harry - LOL! :) We all want 'free' - ;)

Just upgraded my CCC to their new 4.0.2 version and had to pay $20 - but the usual case when going up to the next number left of the first decimal point - Dave :)
 
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My interpretation of this post is that he already has 10.5.8 and has finally realised he's half-a-decade out of date and without any security protection.

Presuming the machine *can* be upgraded past 10.5.8, the correct procedure would be:

1. Make a complete backup (a clone would be preferable) using software compatible with 10.5.8 to an external hard drive.

2. Order the 10.6 retail DVD from Apple for $20.

3. Boot from the CD, erase the hard drive, and install Snow Leopard.

4. During the initial new setup process, you'll be asked if you have a backup to restore from. Connect the external drive if you haven't already and follow directions.

That should be it. Bear in mind that PPC-based apps from 10.5.8 won't even transfer over, because they won't work. So some upgrading will be in order.
 
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I was going to question the replies but I see that chas_m already caught that.

And do I have to mention - make a backup first!!

Yup, make a backup first!!
 

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Right answer chas but the "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by Robert Heinlein was the novel where TANSTAAFL first appeared. He wrote that in 1966. You were only off 30 years or so. ;)
 
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You're correct. I was mixing up the literary reference with when it first appeared in popular speech (the latter being in the 30s).
 
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And also the correct info has gone kaput, assuming the OP was, as the subject says "upgrading osx 10.5.8".

If that means, going to SL or higher, they need to buy the SL 10.6.x install disk from Apple of $20.00 as chas_m had posted.

Maybe the moderator or administrator know what or where or why the posts went pooft!!
 

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So obvously chscag's TANNSTAFL is obscene or indecent?

Naw Harry. It's good old Texas talk for "You don't get someth'n for noth'n". ;D
 

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...assuming the OP was, as the subject says "upgrading osx 10.5.8".

If that means, going to SL or higher, they need to buy the SL 10.6.x install disk from Apple of $20.00...

Hopefully we will hear back from the OP!:) It's only been 2 days…but you never know with "one post members"!;)

- Nick
 
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