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Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by migdaddy, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. migdaddy macrumors 6502

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    Im about to update my macbook to Lion. I have snow leopard right now and didnt even realize there was a new operating system. :rolleyes:

    I can get it from the app store, but when I install it, is everything going to get wiped out on my computer?
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    It shouldn't, but always backup, just in case.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    No, it is just an upgrade and will leave all your data and applications on the Mac.
    But just to be sure, make a backup before updating.

    Make An OS X Lion Boot Disc
     
  4. migdaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool thanks. Lion is the most updated right now yeah?
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, until summer, when OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion arrives for another 29 USD.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    always always backup before a major OS upgrade...better yet have two backups.
     
  7. migdaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I dont have my external hard drive, so whats my alternative to backing my files up? I have snow leopard.
     
  8. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    I'd wait until you do get your external.
     
  9. migdaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My dad actually just told me about drop box. Its pretty sweet. Im gonna use that.
     
  10. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

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    They already have the price?
     
  11. stepandy macrumors member

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    Drop Box will not cut it.
    It would way too slow.
    Just buy $100 external drive or Apple Time capsule for wireless solution.
    Once you finished with system upgrade, use the drive for Time Machine function.

    Back up, Back up, Back up
     
  12. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    +1,If you value what's on your machine, buy an external HDD. Dropbox takes too long. I have multiple backups on multiple external HDDs.
     
  13. migdaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I really dont have any crazy important files on here. Just wedding pictures, etc. Dropbox took a little while, but its temporary until I can have my parents send me my external hard drive. Most of my files are in paper form back home, and some of them are scanned and are in my email.
     
  14. migdaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is it even worth the $30 to upgrade to Lion from Snow Leopard when Mountain Lion is coming out in Summer?
     
  15. viktorlsn, May 2, 2012
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    You will problably need lion before you can get mOuntan lion. If you want it, I advice you to get lion before MS released.
    Good luck, and always back up your data .
    I've recebtly upgraded to lion and the new feateures are really worth it ( for me, I dont know about your needs) .
    Cheers, Viktor.
     
  16. Bear macrumors G3

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    You didn't say what type of Mac you have, but you could burn important files to DVD-R if you have an optical drive.
     
  17. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    There is no need to upgrade to Lion before installing Mountain Lion. You will just need access to the Mac App Store which means you need 10.6.6 or higher.
     
  18. viktorlsn macrumors member

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    You think apple will let snowleopard users upgrade directly to mountain lion ? I dont think so... I mean... I dont know, maybe.
     
  19. migdaddy, May 2, 2012
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    migdaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah my buddy who works for apple says we will need lion in order to install mtn lion. App store says "Mac OS X 10.7 Lion requires a Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor. Could not complete purchase. I have a Macbook Pro A1150 from 2006 with snow leopard. The processor is 2 GHz Intel Core Duo. Called Apple and he said my macbook is too being the first generation. Bummer. Ill just buy a new one when mtn lion comes out.

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP11.0055.B08
    SMC Version (system): 1.2f10
    Serial Number (system): W86322YKVWW
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0016CB99D537
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled
     
  20. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    But I do know (which is more than I should say).
     

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