In place upgrades since 2006 :)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hugodrax, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2007
    Funny. never have done a clean upgrade. Unheard of in Windows world.

    But since 06 (Mac Pro initial) I have been able to do in-place upgrades first on the mac pro, then when I bought a Mac Mini, I did a time machine restore to the new box (No issues at all, it just worked) then more in-place upgrades now up to 10.9

    Pretty amazing in my book. I still have my a windows PC (one I built last year for gaming)

    But going from windows 7 to windows 8.1 I actually had to reinstall all my apps etc.. since Windows does not seem to support such upgrades. When I upgraded from 7 to 8.1 I was warned that all my applications would have to be reinstalled.

    You would think after all these years Microsoft would get it right.
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    I think an upgrade from 10.7 to 10.8/10.9 on that '06 Mac Pro would cause you a couple more headaches than having to reinstall your applications ;)

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