tiger has landed, installation advice time!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rowanhall, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. rowanhall macrumors member

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    Right, so the tnt delivery guy arrived at my house in unusually sunny belfast 45mins ago with tiger! opened it up, had a quick look at the box, (i shall marvel at the packaging and paperwork later on! haha) took the disc and went straight up to my iMac.

    i started thinking...

    the first problem is that i don't have a firewire drive! and may copy some important stuff over to the pc (boooo hissss), is this advised?

    secondly, as my mac is still pretty clean, (been a convert for 6mths now) and this is the first major mac install i have done i was thinking about using the upgrade feature! but i have some questions... will i lose anything at all? i'm assuming it wont tamper with my home folder where i assume my mail and address book dbs are kept?

    should i get a fwd and use ccc to back it the systemdisc up? if this goes wrong is it easy to reinstall?

    i'm assuming all will go swimmingly if i push upgrade! :)

    Rowan
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I just put the DVD in and followed the prompts and it was as seamless as you can imagine - a matter of going for a jog and coming back to the registration page and then Tiger which had all of my settings and files exactly as I'd left them in Panther.

    I still recommend putting your stuff on the PC too, just in case.

    Good luck and have fun.
     
  3. marknicholls macrumors 6502

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    My copy has just been ordered for saturday delivery, i assume a total clean and install will be better rather than an upgrade? should that speed things up a little? i have noticed my mac has been running a little slow of late
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, my iBook was getting a bit slow too but I didn't bother archiving and installing and it's still much faster. I can't see there's all that much of a difference between a standard install and an archive other than Apple keeping a copy of your system folder. I could be wrong though. I've got enough faith in Apple to upgrade my system with no troubles, and they did. :D
     
  5. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    Interesting, that yours should be delivered to unusally sunny Belfast whilst mine is delivered to unusually snowy Denver. Anyhow, I just finished installing (I did the simple upgrade) and everything is working extremely well. The only thing I had to do was take Sherlock out of my dock; with Dashboard I've no need for the former.

    Loving it so far! The new Mail.app rocks!
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, the first time I used it I looked pretty similar to Bill in your 'tar. It's great, pretty fast too.
     
  7. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Search! There was a good thread [by me :) ] a few days ago on this.
    Edit: Linkety

    A chance of that link getting stickied (spelling?) at least temporarily?
     
  8. rowanhall thread starter macrumors member

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    i just backed up and used upgrade! cheers for the advice mac peeps!

    is tiger amazing or what! its given the machine a speed kick, way more smooth also!

    the install was soo stressless and seamless! a complete credit to apple there!

    finding new features and subtilties every so often!

    a definite worthwhile update!

    roll on new widgets!

    cheers!

    Rowan
     

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