Best way to upgrade from Tiger to Leopard on a G5 Tower ?

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    I am running a G5 Tower 2.5 Ghz Dual with 6 GB of RAM
    and with Tiger 10.4.11.

    I would like to upgrade to Leopard.
    What is the best way to do this ?

    Should i use Migration Assistant or get all my apps over
    or should i re-format the Drive Completely ?

    thanks!
     
  2. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    Backup your stuff or clone your drive with Carbon Copy Cloner first. Then, yes, it's best to reformat the drive. Completely erase your HDD first in Disk Utility, then install Leopard. This way will assure that you will have a smooth transition.
     
  3. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    I can tell you the easiest way: Just put the disc in and install it.

    Don't thank me. Thank "John from the Apple store."
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Yup, just click "upgrade." Backup first, but that's always a good idea.
     
  5. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    ok, so when you do the upgrade option,
    are you Migrating the Data using Migration Assistant ?
     
  6. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    No need to migrate when using either the Upgrade or Archive and Install options.
     
  7. NoNameBrand macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, don't bother with any of the more complicated install methods if 'upgrade' works (do backup first!).

    Just install it via 'Upgrade', and then run Software Update.
     

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