probably dumb question about leopard...

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

  1. cornerdealy macrumors regular

    May 30, 2006
    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


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    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

    May 30, 2006
    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


    Sep 6, 2005
    It replaces tiger - so no, Tiger won't be somewhere taking up space on your hard drive.
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    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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