Before you update, read this!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hcuar, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. hcuar macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2004
    I just wanted to save lots of people... umm... lots of time. :p

    Most of this issues people are experiencing in going from Tiger to Leopard are resulting from leaving 3rd party tweak / modification utilities installed while atempting to perform an upgrade/archive & install.

    In order to have a smooth install, remove all your tweak/mod programs before you attempt to install Leopard. That will save tons of trouble and frustration.

    One final word. I'm probably going to be flamed for saying this... using tweak / modification tools on a Mac seems to cause more problems than it's worth. Consider using a vanilla interface and you'll have far fewer problems. I guess i've noticed this applies really to any OS, even Vista/XP.
  2. Eluzion macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
    Also take a look at this article:

    Personally, I just did a manual backup and a clean Leopard install. With the amount of program compatibility issues it currently has, I'd rather start from a clean slate. ;)

    Oddly enough, I've had 0 issues. I'm on the newer 15.4" Macbook Pro (2.2ghz, 2gb RAM). No sluggish expose, spaces, etc.
  3. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I upgraded first and Leopard was a tad buggy for my liking (things that had nothing to do with 3rd party software). So, since I had a backup of my Tiger install I did an erase & install. I was more than impressed with setup assistant's migration of all my previous settings, itunes & iphoto ratings, etc that I'll do it again in the future. Now Leopard runs smooth and buy free. I love it.

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