Simple question about Archive and install.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by btcomm, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. btcomm macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2006
    When I do an archive and install will my applications like Appleworks still work?

    Or would I have to reinstall them?
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
  3. xsedrinam macrumors 601


    Oct 21, 2004
    Yes, they will be preserved in tact. Follow Archive & Install instructions. This should set you up.
  4. btcomm thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2006
    Thanks for the quick responses, I appreciate it.
  5. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2005
    The town without George Bailey
    I've been mulling over an archive and install recently. 10.4.8 has made airport worthless on my intel imac, and I want to downgrade to 10.4.7 via an archive and install. I've tried every possible suggestion (honestly), with no luck.

    I'd be happy if anyone can give me any details on their experiences with archive and install. Will WoW remember all my patches? Will my 3rd party printer drivers still work? Will my latest iLife apps be preserved, like the latest iTunes version, or do I have to download the updates all over again? Because doesn't iTunes 7 require a specific version of 10.4?

    I'm just a little frightened, but 10.4.8 has been disastrous for me :p
  6. mischief macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2001
    Santa Cruz Ca
    Airport issues are not due to 10.4.8 but due to Apple's Firmware updates being unreliably found by software update and occasionally failing to run when downloaded. There may be as many as three firmware updates for your Intel machine at the moment in addition to a couple of Airport updates for specific machines like the MacBook in which the card does not properly initialize and communicate with the logic board.

    Check your ./Applications/Utilities folder for any Firmware Updates that may have failed to run, then check the Apple site's Support tab to check for applicable firmware (SMC and EFI) updates. Search by type of mac, then search under "airport" in the section pertaining to your model. There may be between two and five in total, counting accessory updates.

    The only apps that'll complain are Adobe CS2, which has the most draconian DRM I've ever met.

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