Installing Tiger

greenguy4

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Hey All-- Just a quick question before the 29th arrives!!!

So when I install Tiger will it automatically transfer and keep all my old files and settings? Is it worth backing everything up or anything? I know I should always have a backup of my harddrive but is their any more reason to do it now?
 

MisterMe

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greenguy4 said:
Hey All-- Just a quick question before the 29th arrives!!!

So when I install Tiger will it automatically transfer and keep all my old files and settings? Is it worth backing everything up or anything? I know I should always have a backup of my harddrive but is their any more reason to do it now?
Your old files and settings don't have to be transferred because they don't go anywhere. As for backing up, it is always a good idea. MacOS X 10.4 will not change that fact one way or another.
 

joecool85

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I plan on backing everything up because i want to blank my hd when i do the install. other than that it gives you the option of how you want to install it, check apple's website, it talks about that problem specifically.
 

greenguy4

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well then i guess my question is what is the best way to backup my hard drive...I have a ibook but with no dvd burner...
 

James Philp

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greenguy4 said:
well then i guess my question is what is the best way to backup my hard drive...I have a ibook but with no dvd burner...
Even if you had a DVD burner, that wouldn't be my reccomendation to backup (and don't use Apple Backup either!)
First step is to get an external HD
Then I would boot from the Tiger CD and Duplicate your HD onto the external one.

How would other people do it? I'm very curious? (Without specific applications etc) I know permissions and the fact that a lot of the files are in use during normal operations gat in the way...? :confused:
 
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