Newbie question about downloading Yosemite

bigchief

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I bought my first macbook this summer, Mac Book Pro 15" late 2013 model. Best computer I've ever owned by far. I am kinda hesitant about downloading 10.10 with so many who claim they are having trouble with it so I will probably wait couple of weeks to see how it works out for everyone.

Questions, Do you lose any of your data? Will any of the settings be changed? I really enjoy using 10.9 and I back up the Mac every 2 weeks on a portable hard drive. I just don't want to go threw the hassle of setting every thing back up like I have it now with 10.9.

Thanks.
 

cosminsel

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I bought my first macbook this summer, Mac Book Pro 15" late 2013 model. Best computer I've ever owned by far. I am kinda hesitant about downloading 10.10 with so many who claim they are having trouble with it so I will probably wait couple of weeks to see how it works out for everyone.

Questions, Do you lose any of your data? Will any of the settings be changed? I really enjoy using 10.9 and I back up the Mac every 2 weeks on a portable hard drive. I just don't want to go threw the hassle of setting every thing back up like I have it now with 10.9.

Thanks.
If you download and run the installer your data and settings should be intact. If something goes wrong you can restore from a Time Machine backup.
 

Spink10

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It would only change settings if something has been remove. Basically everything will be the same.

What exactly do you mean?

None of your data will change.
 

bigchief

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It would only change settings if something has been remove. Basically everything will be the same.

What exactly do you mean?

None of your data will change.
Settings in preferences, bookmarks, favorites, apps, documents,......

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If you don't want to lose or change anything, you can install by upgrade!
OK, Thanks!
 

MPclk2006

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Sep 20, 2013
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I just bought a used Macbook Pro 2011 and updating it to Yosemite, I am keeping this 2009 Macbook on Mavericks for the time being to see the diferences.