A Quick Question About Installing Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by John Doe 57, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    I am going to purchase Leopard next Wednesday for my iMac which desperately needs an update. But my question is; when I put the DVD in the iMac, will I be required to hold down a key while the iMac restarts?
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    yup hold down the C key. or hold down option and select in from the boot menu… your choice.
     
  3. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Like other Apple Software Updates, if you are running your old OS and insert the new Leopard DVD, all you need to do is double click the installer icon. Your mac will reboot and start up from the DVD automatically.
     
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    You can do it either of the ways listed. If the computer is already on, use the later way. If the computer is off, probably easier to use the former. Neither way is incorrect.
     
  5. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

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    Prolly the best way, Archive & Install, thats my opinion anyhow ;)
     
  6. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK thanks. I was wondering because the iMac is missing the Utilities Folder - it was deleted. So if you try to start up the computer by holding down any key, it won't work.
     

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