How will YOU install Leopard?

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How will YOU install Leopard on your Mac?

  1. Fresh Install

    279 vote(s)
    48.0%
  2. Archive and Install

    100 vote(s)
    17.2%
  3. Upgrade

    168 vote(s)
    28.9%
  4. I'm buying a new Mac that will have Leopard pre-loaded

    24 vote(s)
    4.1%
  5. Not getting Leopard/Other

    10 vote(s)
    1.7%
  1. thesdx macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    So, how will you get Leopard on your Mac? I'm going to do an upgrade, since it's easier and quicker.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Upgrade and pray NFS mounting and LDAP isn't farked.
     
  3. esco macrumors 6502

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    #3
    I'm going to be doing a clean install

    Nothing like the feeling of a fresh OS :)
     
  4. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    Waiting on an updated Mac Pro - which will obviously include Leopard.
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    If i install Leopard i will be doing a fresh install.
     
  6. johny5 macrumors 6502a

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    Upgrade to start off with due to the ease of it however coming from a pc background of upgrades with crap scattered all over the drives I will probably end up wiping at some stage and doing a fresh install then restoring everything.

    Not looking forward to that really :(
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    #7
    Same here...I need to reinstall Tiger anyway...
     
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I'll be getting it pre-installed on a new MacBook Pro.
     
  9. iriejedi macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    exturnal HD

    install on new external HD to verify if all my key apps work (verify that Leopard works). Then do a fresh install on the main HD in a month or so (or hours if it is that cool)

    :)
     
  10. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    I'm getting a new 7200rpm 200GB Hitatchi shipped from the US to here in Germany. Then I'm doing a clean clean install and moving over my stuff from my existing hard disk.
     
  11. justflie macrumors 6502a

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    Upgrade here. Someone said that UNIX-based OSs don't have nearly as many problems with upgrades as Windows so I'm not worried. But just in case, I'll have a Superduper! copy of my current Tiger partition on an external drive.
     
  12. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Fresh install all the way. I have never been a fan of just upgrading an OS. Beyond that, it gives me the perfect excuse to clean up the crap on my Documents directory.
     
  13. MAW macrumors regular

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    I have all my media files(iphoto, itunes), documents, and even my safai bookmarks stored on an external drive. I think I will be doing a fresh install but had a question or two for you all....

    1. am i forgetting anything? I have no application I need backed up that I can't replace for free(handbrake, qucksilver, etc..)

    2. Keychain? Would it be neccessary to back my passwords up?

    3. I will need to back up calendar, address, and email folders right?


    Thanks in advance!!!
     
  14. projectle macrumors 6502

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    Just do an Archive + Install. It backs up your current install for you and then performs a clean install, merging in all of your settings, third-party programs and user-specific files.
     
  15. Emerson macrumors member

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    #15
    That makes two of us.
     
  16. trippr macrumors member

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    I'll be doing the Archive and install if this is the case then.

    Will this keep all my songs, movies and pics as well?
     
  17. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

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    #17
    fresh install on my MacBook and an upgrade on my iMac
     
  18. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    #18
    I've been delaying a fresh install until Leopard ever since getting my replacement MBP a couple weeks ago. I'll do a fresh install without the languages and printer drivers and then just go from there :)
     
  19. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Make image (bootable) of current Tiger install, then upgrade. I don't expect any problems, outside of some minor glitches or odd behaviors. Every major upgrade has had fewer; I expect this one to continue the trend.
     
  20. bronksy macrumors 6502

    bronksy

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    #20
    how does the OS know what machine its on?

    Hi all.
    Forgive my ignorance, but if i do a clean install of leopard, how does it know what machine I am using. From what i see, the install disks that come with my laptops/imacs/mac pro all have a different 'disk 1' and the same 'disk 2' I assume on disk 1 is all the hardware specific things.. and disk 2 is generic.

    Am i thinking too 'windows' and that the install is intelligent to know what the machine is, and then install the relevant applications/shortcuts/keyboards etc?

    Is it better to do a clean install rather than an upgrade? Or am i thinking too 'windows' again?

    Cheers!
     
  21. stockcerts macrumors 65816

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    I have a new IMac. Is it worth doing a fresh install...my Mac is only two months old?

    If the answer is yes, I will need to backup all of my pictures, Itunes, and other docs. :eek: I've done this on Windows machines in the past and it's always an ordeal. I know my IMac came with CD's, so I'm guessing one of them will have ILife 08 so I can reinstall if I do a fresh install of the new OS.
     
  22. 1020 macrumors regular

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    Fresh install. I know I can archive & install, but it's more fun this way.
     
  23. stockcerts macrumors 65816

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    I'm new to archive and install. What does this process entail? Is it as good as a clean install?
     
  24. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    #24
    Archive and install. No way I want to reinstall all that software.
     
  25. psychofreak Retired

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    #25
    It upgrades the OS but keeps your files and applications...it IMO is not as good as a clean install...
     

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