New Leopard 10.5.6 install - no choice for "Upgrade", "Clean Install", etc?

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  1. Chodite macrumors 6502a

    Chodite

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    I purchased the new Mac Box Set with Leopard 10.5.6, iLife '09 and iWork '09.

    I was 50/50 on which type of Leopard install I wanted to perform today.
    Looks like the disc made the choice for me and performed, what I'm assuming, is the upgrade. All of my files, settings, etc. were intact after the reboot.

    Any idea what may have happened?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have a folder named previous system on your HD? If so, it was an Archive and Install.
     
  3. Chodite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Looking in the main "my Mac" directory and I do not see a folder titled "Previous System".
     
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  5. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm, maybe you skipped the step by accident? It should ask what type of install you want to do.

    Were you looking to archive and install?
     
  6. Chodite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    For being clumsy when it comes to clean installs and backing up, yes... I was leaning towards the archive and install route.

    I really can't complain though. The new OS seems to run a bit faster and all of my stuff is exactly where it was with Tiger.

    Just weird that I was never prompted to choose from the 3 install options.
     

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