Most trouble-free OS upgrade method?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GanChan, May 16, 2008.

  1. GanChan macrumors 6502a

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    I have always been a scaredy-cat about upgrading my Mac OS. I guess it goes back to the old days when upgrading OS 8 would stop my computer in its tracks for days at a time.

    Anyway, I have two old, entry-level PPC computers -- a 1.2/256 RAM G4 iBook and a Mini with pretty much the exact same specs. The iBook seems to run Tiger not too terribly (I never use Dashboard), but I've always run Panther on the Mini.

    I'm finally ready to use the Tiger install disk the Mini came with so I can use Tiger-native programs, but I don't know whether to do a minimally invasive install or just wipe everything and start clean. What would you suggest to the glitch-prone upgrader? :eek:
     
  2. nineteentwelve macrumors regular

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    Personally, I would go for an erase and install (backing up first, of course). But if you are worried, the pure upgrade path would be your best bet.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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  4. Batt macrumors 65816

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    There is absolutely nothing wrong with a simple upgrade. I've been doing it that way for 15 years without a single problem.
    Take the easy way.
     

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