probably dumb question about leopard...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cornerdealy, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. cornerdealy macrumors regular

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    I'm new to macs, only having my iMac for a couple weeks now and what I want to know is, when leopard comes out, and I buy it and install it, will i have to reinstall my apps and everything? Will I still have all my files or will I need to back everything up? Will my wallpaper and custom icons still be there? Thanks.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Everything will stay where it is if you choose the upgrade install.

    Some people like do a fresh install with each new OS release, but it can be a fair bit more work, so don't feel that you need to go that far.
     
  3. cornerdealy thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok, thanks. so the upgrade install deletes tiger though? Or is tiger still gonna be there somewhere taking up space on my hdd?
     
  4. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    It replaces tiger - so no, Tiger won't be somewhere taking up space on your hard drive.
     
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I do believe you can leave it there if you want to, or install right over it. If you choose to leave it there, you can always delete it later on.
     

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