Installing Leopard

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  1. macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2006
    Before installing leopard just wanted to check the best way to do it. I'm mostly concerned about my pictures and music. I don;t have an external hard drive. What's the best way to install and preserve or retrieve files, photos, music etc?
  2. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    You have two options: Upgrade or Archive & Install. Both will accomplish what you want; A & I will create a "Previous System" folder containing the previous OS, preserve all your apps & files, and otherwise present you with a clean OS. Upgrade simply overwrites/replaces system files in the existing System & Library folders (simplified, but that's the gist of it).
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2006
    #3 these choices will presumably be offered when I install right? Which of these is better for performance?
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2006
    Ok...just tried installing. Clicked the 'restart' button and put in administrator password. The Mac rebooted but nothing happened. Isn't it supposed to automatically install after re-start? Any ideas?

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