[Leopard] Upgrade possible

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jurpie, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. jurpie macrumors newbie

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    If I install Lion using an USB-stick is it possible to do an upgrade or is only a clean install possible?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a

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    You cannot go from Leopard to Lion as Lion requires some a few updates from 10.6.8 to install, and how would you even get it as Leopard doesn't have the App Store?
     
  3. jurpie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've got a Snow Leopard Macbook Pro, so I'll 'burn' the image to an USB-stick and use that to upgrade the Leopard iMac :)
     
  4. hamis92 macrumors 6502

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    Lion doesn't require 10.6.8 to install, in fact it doesn't require any OS at all to install. And you can always purchase Lion on some friend's Mac that has App Store on it, copy it onto a thumb drive and install it from there.
     
  5. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502

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    You can only upgrade if your running 10.6.8, otherwise the installer wont run. You will need to perform a clean install
     
  6. jurpie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's a shame :), but, can I use my Leopard Time Machine disk to restore my files and settings then?
     
  7. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502

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    You should be able to use Migration Assistant after lion has installed to transfer all your files and settings from your TM disk :)
     

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