Macbook Pro and Leopard pre-installed

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by WannaGoMac, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. WannaGoMac macrumors 65816

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    Any idea when the Macs will ship with Leopard already installed?
    I don't want a client to have the hassle of having to run an upgrade from Tiger.
     
  2. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    You should not have a problem installing Leopard, i never had any problems with any OS X major update. It is recommended to do a clean install, so you should look for some backing up software. I think if you order a mac on the 26th you will get one with Leopard pre-installed or if you live beside an apple store they normally get a few macs with leopard pre-installed.
     
  3. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    I would say after Oct 26th. They should come preinstalled after that date.
     
  4. WannaGoMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am sure it is easy. But as I said, I would not want a client to have this hassle.

    Looks like I have to advise they wait until Oct 26.



    Another question, will printer/scanner drivers for Brother printers work in Leopard if they were made for Tiger?
     
  5. Andy9589 macrumors newbie

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    So its recommended that you do a clean install of the new OS? I have 10.4 and want to upgrade to Leopard when it comes out and have never upgraded a mac before. Is it possible to just upgrade and keep the data intact? Any recommendations on backup software? (I have an external HD)
     
  6. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    leopard comes with printer drivers so that shouldn't be a problem
     
  7. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    its upto you, you can do an archive and install to keep your data.
    I use carbon copy cloner to back up my HD
     
  8. WannaGoMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I need the SCANNER to work in the Brother multi-function printer/scanner/fax. Brother released their scanner drivers for Tiger June 2007. Before the driver release, the scanner wouldn't function (or I think it barely worked).

    Will Tiger scanner drivers function in Leopard?
     
  9. crkfc macrumors member

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    i would contact brother support about that.
     

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