Lion Question.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by bencnorden, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi, I've installed the Lion Developers Preview, all legit. It's working great and everything. But what happens when the grand master comes out? Can I install it over my existing Lion partition or do I have to delete both my Snow Leopard partition and my Lion preview one and do a clean install?

    Cheers :) x
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    You will need to do a clean install. No upgrades from Lion DP2 to the final release.
     
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    maflynn

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    I would think its always safest to do a full clean install when dealing with a beta version of an OS.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Yah,

    You're right I feel kind of sorry for the many people I have seen online who have installed the beta straight over the top of Snow Leopard and lost everything...
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't it a matter of just installing it from scratch, and then restore user (incl. applications) from a Time Machine backup? That's how I installed Lion, and it has worked great at least a number of times; Leopard to Snow Leopard, Snow Leopard to Lion DP1, and to DP2.

    Am I missing anything by not installing all from scratch?

    Bo
     

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