snow leapord upgrade disc

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  1. JmsPantalone macrumors newbie

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    I realize its still early yet but does anyone know if you can do a clean install with the 29$ upgrade disc. Leopord 10.5 already installed. Also what about ilife with a clean install.....Thanks everyone
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You should be able to do an Erase and Install.

    iLife is not included with OS X, you'll need either the iLife '09 disc or your restore disc.
     
  3. Captain Awesome macrumors regular

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    The upgrade disc won't have iLife. You'll need to swipe those off your computer's restore discs.

    Unless the "Mac Boxed Set" will also have an upgrade version...
     
  4. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    What if I wanted to install Snow Leopard onto a fresh SSD drive? Would I have to install Leopard then install Snow Leopard over it with an erase and install, at which point I could migrate my music and pictures over, since I obviously wouldn't be able to archive and install from a fresh install? Though I guess it could just be easier to clone to the new drive and then archive and install. :/

    ...Ugh.

    Any easier option?
     
  5. ViviUO macrumors 6502

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    I'm wondering if we will recieve an actual boxed version of the OS, kind of like how M$ deals with their upgrades.
     
  6. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    I hope it's not just a disc sleeve, haha.
     
  7. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

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    I bet the $29 upgrade disc will have no restrictions on it--just a guess--so that you could install it on a drive without any OS. The only other people buying SL would be less likely to have machines even capable of running it (Mac users with Tiger and before), and I am not sure that hackintosh users always pony up the 129. Just assumptions, nothing more.
     
  8. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    How then do you prove you qualify for the $29 upgrade if it won't require a Leopard disk?
     
  9. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

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    ^ That's still a small mystery. I hope a clean install is possible. Otherwise we'll have to clean install Leopard and then load SL.

    A box set upgrade for everything would be nice as well.
     
  10. macintoshtoffy macrumors 6502a

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    They probably assume that there would be so many people running Leopard that it would make little to no difference if tiger end users upgrade to Snow Leopard using the $29 upgrade. Add to the fact that most tiger users are also running old version of iLife which probably aren't compatible with Snow Leopard - the boxed pack is a pretty compelling upgrade proposition.

    Edit: I'll probably just get the family pack; as much as iLife is a compelling feature for some people, I've never used any of the ilife features beyond iPhoto and even that, I'm pretty happy with Picasa due to its hooks into Google's services.
     
  11. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    Forgive me if I'm wrong but is there already a place to pre-order the disc if you recently bought a mac? I thought there was.
     
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    http://www.apple.com/macosx/uptodate/
     
  13. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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  14. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Because that link is for people that bought their Mac on or after June 8.
     
  15. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously. I meant on the Apple Store.
     
  16. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    IIRC, Apple has never done pre-orders for OS X.

    Amazon does them, but it is not available yet.
     
  17. Mr. Wonderful macrumors 6502a

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    So, what then? Do we just have to wait until it is actually released to order?

    I would much rather order from Apple than Amazon, of course.
     

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