Newbie Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tcbluejayfan, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. tcbluejayfan macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Location:
    Ohio
    #1
    I have a Power Mac with OS X 10.2 on it with a bunch of software that i dont have the discs for anymore. I want to upgrade to 10.4, will i lose my software/have to reinstall it, or will it still be there to use after the installation?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #2
    Choose Archive&Install, not Erase&Install and you'll be sorted :)
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    #3
    You might have to reinstall some programs - generally ones that were installed using a .pkg installer you'll have to reinstall because root files and stuff won't be there.
     
  4. tcbluejayfan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Location:
    Ohio
    #4
    its programs like photoshop and office, so i dont know if they used a .pkg installer?
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    #5
    Office should be fine - Photoshop might ask you to reinstall because it can't find certain components.

    Just copy everything back into your Applications folder from the "prev system" folder that will appear after an Archive and Install.

    Any programs that don't work will tell you - they'll tell you to reinstall it.
     

Share This Page