updating os... will everything be wiped?

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  1. shanner macrumors member

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    Hi, I'm updating from os X 1.5 to a better os, will everything be erased? should i backup? or is it possible to add the newer os and keep all my stuff?

    Thanks!
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You should always backup before installing a new OS!

    If you choose Archive and Install all your data should be fine, but things can go wrong!
     
  3. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    If he's updating from 10.1.5, he may not have Archive and Install.

    My iMac came with 10.1 and a 10.2 upgrade disk, which didn't have the Archive and Install capability. I believe that only began with the Jaguar (10.2) full install disk.

    One bit of not-always-obvious advice: if you're backing up and you're in multiple-user mode, make sure you log in under each person's name and back up their Home folders.
     
  4. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    That's correct. Archive/Install is a wonderful feature, but it started with Jaguar (10.2) full install disk. The upgrade disk does not have this feature.

    Off topic comment: Thomas, you're avatar gif is awesome. I followed your evolution and shrinking it down to...12kb's was it? May I ask what applications you used to develop it?
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