upgrading to leopard

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  1. Razorhog macrumors 65816

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    Hey all - If I bought a 2 footer iMac now, and then wanted to upgrade to Leopard when it is released, how hard is that to do? Would I have to back up everything and restore after the upgrade?
     
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  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Past upgrades have been easy. It's always a good idea to backup before an OS upgrade, but the OSX process is relatively seamless.
     
  4. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    I would assume that it would be even easier than the upgrade to Tiger was and that was completely painless for me. I backed up my iPod music folder and files and some documents I had on the hard drive just in case, but nothing adverse or unexpected happened for me.

    I'll leave my Powerbook G4 Tiger installation alone since it works exactly as I want it and won't be getting any new software for it, but my Mac Mini will get Leopard when it's released. Hopefully Apple will have a store event to coincide with the release like they did with Tiger.
     
  5. tvguru macrumors 6502

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    People have reported that there is a back up with Time Machine included in the Leopard intaller which should make that a breeze. :cool:
     
  6. Razorhog thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the replies.
    What do you mean "benchmark"?
     
  7. tvguru macrumors 6502

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    I was using it in this context:
    benchmark - 1 a standard or point of reference against which things may be compared or assessed : [as adj. ] a benchmark case.

    Changed original post to make it less confusing.
     
  8. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    But surely you can only use Time Machine after the upgrade. And you really should back up before doing do.
     
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  10. Razorhog thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ahh, I gotcha now :rolleyes:
     
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  12. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    For what its worth, when a big update comes round I like to install a fresh copy of OSX. I back up my docs, music and pics folders - oh and iWeb domain files (dont forget them). Then install everything fresh. Takes longer but it can help erradicate any potential upgrade problems. :)
     

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