Stupid Upgrade Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MT37, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. MT37 macrumors regular

    MT37

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    I'm currently running 10.4.4 on my iMac, but I just recently bought Shake 4.1, and it says I need 10.4.6 or newer. So if I upgrade will I lose all my data like pictures, video, etc.?
     
  2. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    10.4.4 to 10.4.8 (or 6) does not require re-installing your OS. If you run software update, it will automatically find, download, and upgrade your OS. The only way you would loose all your stuff is if something goes wrong when doing the upgrade. I think for some upgrades, Apple recommends backing your documents up.
     
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    you should always have a backup when making changes to your system. i've never had anything bad happen nor have i heard of anything bad happen to anyone i know personally (there are always a few stories you can find online).

    if everything runs how it should run, you shouldn't lose anything.
     
  4. MT37 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Alright, well the thing is I use it for my editing computer so I don't have it plugged into the internet. So I can just go to Apple.com and look for the update? And download it to my PC, and transfer it to my iMac?

    Thanks though, I appreciate it.
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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