Does upgrading OS 8.5 to 8.6 mean re-installing all software?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by charlie752, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. charlie752 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I got a Mac 2nd hand with OS 8.5. I've got the OS 8.6 free upgrade files, but want to know whether running this upgrade would mean I'd have to re-install all the software already on the Mac. Because I got this system 2nd hand I don't have the installation disks. Any way of upgrading the OS and keep the progs as well?
     
  2. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    #2
    Just run the updater it will in now way require you to reinstall anything.

    Ack!!! You're running software that you don't own? You thief!!!;)
     
  3. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    depending on what mac you have, you should also take a look at mac os rom update 1.0 for OS 8.6 after you do the update. it applies to several mac models.
     
  4. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    #4
    Good thought I had forgotten about this is was so long ago. Though it would have to be a B/W G3 or newer to have an updateable rom.
     

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