Installing from SL Upgrade Disc on SL Machine in Future

Discussion in 'macOS' started by esaleris, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. esaleris macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2005
    I have 3 Macs within my family that I would like to upgrade to SL. Sounds like the Family Pack upgrade would be a great purchase.

    However, if at some point, I want to reinstall SL on a SL-loaded machine, do I need to reinstall Leopard, to get Snow Leopard to recognize the upgrade?

    Or will SL allow installations of SL directly?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Yes, it should. Tiger users have reported that upgrade disk work for them too so I can't see why not.
  3. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I don't think we'll really know until official release copies are delivered but I've seen (non-Apple) upgrade discs that only require you insert the original media for verification and then it spits it out so you can install the upgrade w/o having to install the original first.

    Knowing Apple and SJ's penchant for simplicity I'm confident it won't be difficult to do a clean install.
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    You can install from Tiger, and you can install onto a brand new hard drive with the "upgrade" disk. This is the same as any Apple release: Every printed disk is identical.

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