Newbie question about downloading Yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by bigchief, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. bigchief macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. cosminsel macrumors member

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    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.
     
  3. menano macrumors regular

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    If you don't want to lose or change anything, you can install by upgrade!
     
  4. Spink10 Suspended

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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.
     
  5. bigchief thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Settings in preferences, bookmarks, favorites, apps, documents,......

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    OK, Thanks!
     
  6. Spink10 Suspended

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    All of that will be the same - its possible an app may not be ready for Yosemite - but all your setting and stuff transfer over.
     
  7. bigchief thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Spink :)
     
  8. MPclk2006 macrumors regular

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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.
     

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