Help with Lion Dev. Preview

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by prmccarron, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    prmccarron

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    Nov 7, 2009
    #1
    I think I'm going to get the Lion developer preview today (LEGALLY thx) but I have a few questions for people that already have it:
    1. How does it work? Do I download an install file and burn it to a DVD?
    2. How should I go about installing it? If I don't install it on a partition, will my files be overwritten? Because I do /NOT/ want to lose stuff (I have a Time Machine backup)
    3. What happens if something goes wrong? I have the original install disks, but... I don't know.
    Answers to any of these would be very appreciated. Thanks so much!
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #2
    "3. What happens if something goes wrong? I have the original install disks, but... I don't know"

    Um... you go back to whatever OS you were using before.
    Seriously.

    Suggestion:
    Do not, repeat DO NOT, install Lion _over_ the OS you are already using.

    Instead, install it onto a clean, unused partition somewhere.

    The idea is to EXPERIMENT with it, and NOT to use it as "your main OS".
    Not yet, anyway.

    Got it?
     

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