Lion upgrade question

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MMbassist, May 29, 2011.

  1. MMbassist macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2010
    Charleston SC
    So, I bought my first apple product back in September, a 21.5 iMac and I couldn't be more happier with it. I would like to upgrade to lion when it comes out, and I was wondering would I have to reinstall all the programs I have put on this computer such as CS5, guitar pro 6, office 2011, or will they remain untouched. Sorry if this questions been asked before but I couldn't find anything using the search.
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    No, by default Lion does an update. Your data will remain untouched.
  3. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    As stated above, an upgrade can keep your apps and files OK, but before you upgrade, read about how Lion is working with your particular apps - such as CS5, etc... if there are issues, you'll want to wait till Adobe or Apple fix them, for instance.

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