Archive + Install?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spyker3292, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    So is archive and install sort of like upgrade but it does a fresh install and imports your old settings so it looks normal? How much longer does it take?
     
  2. spyker3292 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Can you answer quick? Cause in an hour or so I'm just going to do an upgrade...
     
  3. cell-gfx macrumors member

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    It took an hour on my machine and I had over 140Gb of data on my 250Gb drive. Very smooth, no issue so far. :)
     
  4. spyker3292 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for answering, only an hour... I'll probably do an archive then.
     
  5. cell-gfx macrumors member

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    Its worth it. You get a folder with all of your old system files in it, so if anything goes awry, you can get it back. if everything's okay, you can just delete it!
     
  6. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    how do you get it back? so you could go back to tiger?
     
  7. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    I'm kind of wondering also. I'm thinking about backing up all my data on a external HD and make a bootable partition of Tiger on it also.

    Is it worth doing all that or should I just archive and install?

    TS
     

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