Moving to snow leopard from leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cemcr, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. cemcr macrumors newbie

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    If I move from leopard to snow leopard, do I have to re-install all software again? What happens with the files in the hard drive?
     
  2. rodman109110 macrumors 6502

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    If you do an upgrade install or archive and install everything will transfer and work correctly.
     
  3. davidlv macrumors 65816

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    Please get your information right before you post. SL doesn't use have an "archive and install" option, that was available in Leopard. The default installation for SL, when run on a disk with a Leopard system on it, is virtually the same as an archive and install installation, but it does not make a "previous systems" folder. It simple overwrites the old system with the new system and keeps your files and information, network etc.
    I have personally found this to be problematic, and had to do a clean install (erase and install) followed by a manual reinstall of data and apps from a backup. The Intel architecture had problems with something transfered over from my G5 Leopard system by the Migration app too. Some people say it worked for them though (from 1 Intel machine to another), so you can try that. Just make sure you have any critical data backed up.
     
  4. cemcr thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm using time machine with time capsule as external hard drive... Do you have any tip to follow?
     

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