Changing OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Hellenek, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Hellenek macrumors member

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    Jan 9, 2007
    #1
    Hiya,
    My Mac Pro currently has Leopard Server 10.5.8 and I'd like to change it to the normal Snow Leopard. Will I need to format my hard disk? Time Machine is running so I have a backup.
    Cheerio,
    Hellene
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

    roadbloc

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    Aug 24, 2009
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    UK
    #2
    Slap in a Snow Leopard disk and click on the installer. Simple as that.

    THE SMALL PRINT MADE HUGE.
    • A backup of your essential files is recommended. Time Machine is probably the best for that.
    • For Snow Leopard, a clean install is recommended, but not necessary. A clean install requires you to insert your SL install disk, press and hold c when you boot your mac, wipe your hard drive with the installer's disk utility and then installing. A backup of your files IS needed with a clean install.
     
  3. Hellenek thread starter macrumors member

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    Jan 9, 2007
    #3
    Thanks roadbloc, will do that. Quick question, will the Time Machine on the Snow Leopard still see the same files setup on the Leopard Server?
     

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