Drive Cloned ... Upgrading to Leapord

Discussion in 'macOS' started by eVolcre, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. eVolcre macrumors 65816

    eVolcre

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    #1
    Sorry for a question that has probably been done before

    I want to upgrade to Leapord but save all my bookmarks, settings, dock items, passwords, apps etc.

    SHould I do a basic upgrade? I also just bought an external drive and have my entire current machine cloned via carboncopy cloner.

    I was wondering if I could do a clean install and then use migration assistant on the external drive ? Would that give me EVERYTHING I currently have or should I go ahead and do a basic upgrade.

    Thanks

    eV
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    Don't do an upgrade - can lead to all sorts of problems. Do an Archive+Install, which will replace the system directories completely, whilst not affecting your data, bookmarks etc.
     
  3. eVolcre thread starter macrumors 65816

    eVolcre

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    Where would it archive to? I don't have enough room on my HD.

    Can I connect an external HD and use that as an archive location?

    Wouldn't it be just as effective to do a delete and install and then use migration assistant from my cloned drive?

    The main thing is I need my apps, prefs, bookmarks, dock items etc to look the same.
     
  4. eVolcre thread starter macrumors 65816

    eVolcre

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    I hate to bump my own thread but could use some advice
    Thanks

    eV
     
  5. eVolcre thread starter macrumors 65816

    eVolcre

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    *sigh*

    Anyone? I don't want to bugger up my machine

    eV
     

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