Installing Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bigbop@mac.com, May 28, 2008.

  1. bigbop@mac.com macrumors member

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    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

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    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. bigbop@mac.com thread starter macrumors member

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    Right....so these choices will presumably be offered when I install right? Which of these is better for performance?
     
  4. bigbop@mac.com thread starter macrumors member

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    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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