What precautions should I take before updating

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chris curran, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. chris curran macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2005
    I notice some users are having problems after updating. What precautions should I take if i update. i noticed talk about verifying & permissions. could someone advise a good routine please?:confused:
  2. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    make sure you back up all your data BEFORE you run the update
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I suppose if you want to play it really safe you should unplug everything (hardware like external drives and iPods in particular), close down all your apps, use Disk Utility to repair permissions, then run the update. Afterwards, repair permissions again and plug everything back in. :)

    Having said that, most of the time this isn't necessary. :)

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