best operating system, currently running on OS X 10.5.8

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iggywiggy, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. iggywiggy macrumors newbie

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    hi there,

    I need to update my computer and clean it out and put a new operating system on, lion is the newest....before doing this I would like some advice on which to go for as i know sometimes with the newest versions there are bugs...

    My main problem is with itunes not importing, I'm also a dj and have lost a lot of time and music playlists by updating software, so want to aviod this...

    I've made full back ups of my music, and systemsettings etc using time machine with a 500GB back up hardrive...

    I think the harddrive on the computer needs to be totally, erased and repaired, which i can do through disk utility...if i do this will i lose all my applications, or are they also backed up on time machine?

    any advice or help woud be greatly appreciated, I could also update itunes to newest version...to see if this fixes the import issue, itunes just crashes anytime i upload and don't want to put items in the add to itunes folder as then any playlist I want to keep for passing on or just keep them separate get eaten into the itunes library and i don't want this....

    ok hope i have been clear in what i would like help with.

    Cheers
    j:rolleyes:
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    We need more information, specifically what computer you're using. In most cases, I'd recommend the latest OS that a machine can run, although there are exceptions, and waiting until 10.7.2 at least might be prudent (10.7.1 is working fine for me, but there's always a risk of issues with early releases of any major OS verion).

    jW
     
  3. iggywiggy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm sorry, I'm using a macbookpro.

    I just updated itunes to current version 10.4.1 and its STILL crashing when uploading songs...i really am at a loss as what to do with this as i've so much more i want to add...

    I'm currently running OS X 10.5.8 could this be the problem, should i upgrade operating systems would this fix the problem?

    And what should i upgrade to if i do?

    also same question still applies, will i lose all my apps, I have backups of files etc. just not sure how it works when you change operating systems.

    Thanks

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    MBP bought new july 2009,
    mem: 4gb 1067 MHz DDR3
    processor: 2.66Ghz intel core 2 duo

    not sure if you need all that but there you go
     
  4. kappaknight macrumors 68000

    kappaknight

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    You won't lose all of your apps if your hard drive doesn't die. I would upgrade to the latest version of Snow Leopard for your machine and run Time Machine before replacing the main HD with a new one. That way, you can restore it pretty easily when the new drive comes in.
     

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