How will Snow-Leopard be installed?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by luiso455, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. luiso455 macrumors newbie

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    Will Snow Leopard be a complete overwrite of everything on you computer, so that you lose everything you have, (make back-ups) or will it be an OS overwrite so all apps, documents and preferences are saved and just the actual OS is overwritten. I would hate to lose everything that is on my MacBook, but if it actually is worth the upgrade then I am willing to do it?
     
  2. Babooshka macrumors 6502

    Babooshka

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    I think it'll be the same as Leopard, just overwrite things and such.
     
  3. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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    It will be just like any other OS upgrade - only the OS components get upgraded.

    The apps and files remain untouched.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    It will probably be the same as every other, three options:

    Erase and Install
    Archive and Install
    Upgrade
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    It will be possible to upgrade.

    However, with a new OS, you are best starting fresh. Backup using Time Machine, then do a fresh install and install all of your applications again.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It'll be the same as absolutely every other new OS.

    Just make sure you have a Core 2 or better for safety's sake.

    And no, Core Duo isn't Core 2.
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Probably depends on how you install it.

    The usual options are:
    Clean install
    Archive and install
    or
    Upgrade

    IIRC..
     

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