Intsalling Leopard....????

Discussion in 'macOS' started by babigurl052105, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. babigurl052105 macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2007
    Well we got it for christmas and are kind of debating about installing it....Do you have to back-up everythng?.....Does it like put everything back to default.....we have the all help is needed...thanks:D
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    You can do an Archive & Install which will keep all your data and settings intact, but a backup is highly recommended just in case something fouls up.
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    You can just do an upgrade install, and all of your stuff will remain intact. You may have some apps that aren't Leopard-compatible though, so make sure you figure out what's what before you do so. Many OS X apps have Leopard-compatible versions out by now, so you can usually just make sure you've upgraded everything to the latest versions.

    Many people recommend doing an Archive and Install or an Erase and Install to wipe everything clean and start afresh to give themselves the most stable system possible. It's more time-consuming, but if you already back your system up regularly as you should, it's not a terrible chore to bring what you need from your backup to your new Leopard system.

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