Installing from SL Upgrade Disc on SL Machine in Future

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

  1. esaleris macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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