Installing Leopard OSX! Advice Please..

Discussion in 'macOS' started by julianna1973, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. julianna1973 macrumors 6502

    julianna1973

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    I checked in an Apple store this morning. My iMac of 3 years, it seems will allow me to install OSX Leopard.
    Previously i had reinstalled my OSX after i had let a load of rubbish build up & i wanted to start as new but i did use the option to keep previous system, so i was able to access it if required.
    My problem now is im not sure how to do this in a simple straightfoward way.

    The Apple guy says use my mobile me to have everything sync to the cloud BUT that wont keep my itunes library & all purchases i have made. Also what would happen to my previous system, would i still be able to access it or would it be cleaned off with this new operating system.

    Im doing all this so i can upgrade to ilfe but obviously will need leopard to do so.

    Any advise & pointers will be great thanks.
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    Haha the Apple guy's advice was to sync everything to MobileMe?! What a plonker.

    Do an update of the OS, then backup all your data using Time Machine (you'll need an external hard drive, they are really cheap now these days, so worth having).

    Then do a clean install and restore all your data from Time Machine.
     
  3. julianna1973 thread starter macrumors 6502

    julianna1973

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    You seem to have better advice. I am not an Apple expert but it did sound a bit wrong to be at the time. I did try to point it out to him but i was unsure, maybe im the idiot, he must know better.

    Can i just confirm with you about my imac being compatible then? it is version 10.4.11
    processer 2ghz intel core duo
    memory 1gb 667 mhz ddr2 sd ram

    Will my itunes library & all the purchases back up to the time machine & external hard drive??
     
  4. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

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    Your iMac seems to be about the same (spec wise) as my 2 year old macbook which runns OS X leopard perfectly. So yes your iMac is perfectly capable to run OS X leopard, and most likely the upcoming OS X snow leopard (in case you were wondering)
     
  5. julianna1973 thread starter macrumors 6502

    julianna1973

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    I might just wait then. I will need time to find files etc i want to keep & my hubby has his own desktop also but he isnt on mobile me or anything so i would have to work out how to transfer his desktop settins & bookmarks etc over.
     

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