Tiger Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JzzTrump22, May 26, 2005.

  1. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    I searched around but i want a straight up answer. I just bought Tiger and don't know what to do. Upgrade or archive install. I don't want to lose all my programs and setting, but i also know that if you do the upgrade and keep your settings, people have been more prone to having problems with the OS then the people who do a clean install. What is the main difference bewtween the archive install and the upgrade install anyway? Do your files get stored either way from the old OS?
     
  2. JackRipper macrumors regular

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    Regular upgrade worked great for me. I haven't had a single problem with it yet on a Rev A G5 PM.

    I've never done an Archive and Install so I can't help you there.
     
  3. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Yes, your files/programs are kept, either way. You might lose some settings/system hacks, but you're likely to have MANY fewer problems. The main reason to do an upgrade rather than archive/install is that it uses less HD space. The archive/install puts your old system in a separate folder.
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    The A&I keeps your application and user folders, then archives the current system to a previous systems and installs a fresh copy of Tiger. Then it puts your application and user files back again.

    The upgrade only updates those files which have changed or are new. It's may be more likely to leave behind files in the System folder - hence why it's traditionally classed as being potentially more problematic.

    Lots more detail here but bear in mind, he had trouble with the A&I since he chose not to bring his user files over.
     
  5. JzzTrump22 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So i guess i'll do an upgrade and install since that seems to be the safest and easiest way to go. I have basically all my files backed up on dvd's and cd's.
     

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