I am hoping the gurus here can help me out. This is my first time upgrading an OS on an Apple machine, and I have been an Apple/Mac OSX user for only 3 months. That being said, I'm not a computer or software n00b by any means. Here are my questions, and I'll try to keep them short and simple. 1 - Erase & Install or Upgrade? How do I force Erase & Install if that is the preferred method. As a Windows user, I am conditioned to NEVER do an upgrade, only clean installs. 2 - What do I need to back up, how should I do it, where are the items located, and how do I transplant them after an Erase & Install? I have installed: - Toast 8 (I can simply re-install) - Paralells (Only one image exists on the local HD, and I need to keep it and transplant it) - iLife08 - NeoOffice I use: - Mail, iWeb, Paralells, iChat, iCalendar, Contacts, iTunes, .Mac w/ Sync 3 - Is there anything else I should be aware of? Of course I will do a FULL backup (how do I do that BTW) before any attempt.