Does Leopard take longer to install?

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  1. Mykbibby macrumors 6502a

    Mykbibby

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    I've always though Steve bragged about how quick it was to install Mac OS X... If that's the case, then why does it say it takes an hour or two? As far as I remember, Tiger didn't take that long!
     

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  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    very easy and quick if it is like the beta version
     
  3. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    perhaps

    Perhaps the hour or two is for the slowest recommended processor ... and if you are doing an archive and install on a 1Tb disk it could take a while... I will find out in ten days.:D
     
  4. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    i think they say hour or two, cover them selfs but the beta was a quick install
     
  5. Mykbibby thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I hope you guys are right...

    It's funny that's what us Apple users are complaining about, while Windows users can't even install Vista period!
     
  6. projectle macrumors 6502

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    On 9a559, one can install in ~20 minutes...
    Or so I hear. ;)
     
  7. Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully it will be like other OS X's and allow doing a disc image backup to an external USB drive and then install from that... SOOOO much faster than installing from DVD(s).... :D
     
  8. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    That hour or two probably factors in getting all your settings changed, re-installing apps if you did a clean install, and so forth.
     
  9. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    it mostly ~40mins for me
     
  10. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    Well, maybe it will take that long? If you look at the requirements for Leopard vs. Tiger, you now need 9GB of free space instead of 3GB.
     
  11. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    If it doesn't install fully within 40 minutes of cracking it open I'm totally demanding a $100 refund and starting a class action lawsuit against Apple. They shouldn't be treating us this way. We're ENTITLED TO BETTER.
     
  12. SolrFlare macrumors regular

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    Clean install of Leopard, from boot up to the disc to booting into Leopard the first time takes probably around 40 minutes give or take depending on your hardware. Current top end macs probably can do it in 20 to 30 minutes.

    Now if you are upgrading, however, it can take up to twice the amount of time as a clean install.
     
  13. psychofreak Retired

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    Unfortunately I have to install Tiger on my external HD to do a clean install of Leopard with the uptodate disk, so my process is looong :(
     

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