quick i need help with os x lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by mrgreeneyes, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. mrgreeneyes macrumors 6502

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    #1
    ok so i purchased lion from the mac app store. and it is ready to install.
    will it erase and format my hard drive upon installation or will everything still be on my mac?

    thanks so much
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    It should simply upgrade your system OS with all personal files, folders, and apps unchanged. It's an upgrade, not erase and install.

    However, you absolutely should backup your system before upgrading to Lion. I can't stress this enough. :)
     
  3. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    An upgrade will not erase all user documents, music , pics, etc. or applications. It will just upgrade your system. You won't lose any data.
     

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