Newb Question!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AlphaBoy85, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. AlphaBoy85 macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I can see that there's an update for the Leopard (10.5.3), I'm currently on 10.5.2.. the main question is: will my files and all my stuff plus the custom dock I've made will be deleted?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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  3. mustang_dvs macrumors 6502a

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    OS X does not overwrite user settings on during normal updates/upgrades.

    If, however, you are performing a new installation or a major (10.x) upgrade and choose to "erase and install" rather than the default installation method, it will overwrite settings.
     
  4. AlphaBoy85 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys...
    So what's the difference between them?
     
  5. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Upgrades just upgrade Applications and OS files. They do not touch your customized settings that are held in your home folder.

    Erase and Install, completely wipes out everything on your disk and installs a fresh new OS.
     
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