How should I upgrade OSX?

spyker3292

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So I'm not sure what choice to pick for upgrading. For my Mac Mini and iBook (yes I dare to install it an almost lowest specs computer :p) I will just do upgrade because the iBook doesn't have anything important and the Mac Mini has mostly all things on 2 external HDs. For my 2 month old iMac I am not sure how I should install. I am thinking about backing up my important files (I made a list) on the HD I am buying tomorrow and just doing upgrade. Anyone think I should do something else? (I don't want a fresh install because I want to keep most preferences)

Also, what size of a TimeMachine HD should I choose for my iMac with a 320gb internal? (I'm thinking 500)
 

Mal

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I am personally going to back everything up just in case, then do an Archive and Install. That way I don't have to import everything in manually, though it still leaves me with the option of doing so, but I get closer to a fresh install.

500GB should be ok for a 320GB backup, though more never hurt anyone.

jW
 

spyker3292

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I am personally going to back everything up just in case, then do an Archive and Install. That way I don't have to import everything in manually, though it still leaves me with the option of doing so, but I get closer to a fresh install.

500GB should be ok for a 320GB backup, though more never hurt anyone.

jW
Archive and install just imports all you settings (that it backups) after doing a fresh install right? Do you think it is a bad idea to do an upgrade on a fairly new mac?
 

spyker3292

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Well, I'm deciding to backup my main stuff (on my list) and just upgrade. My iMac is new so a fresh install isn't really needed and would just be annoying. Plus I need to install on 3 macs...
 

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