Snow Leopard Archive and Install missing?

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  1. bigboy99 macrumors 6502

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    Is this feature no longer part of the OS? This, combined with the ability to save user prefs has been a lifesaver in previous OS versions.
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    This is the standard option when installing Snow Leopard. Pop the disk and it will run an archive and install.
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    No, it's not.
     
  4. bigboy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well... I was about to say what a good idea. I have searched this forum, but found nothing for SL and A/I.
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    At some point during the dialog boxes prior to install there is a box that says "Customize" or something like that, I think it's under there.
     
  6. stridemat Moderator

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    Ok its not an exact archive and install, its replacing the Leopard Files with Snow Leopard files. (in a very basic form)

    If you want to do a true Archive and Install then follow these instructions.

    I have never done this, I just let Snow Leopard do its thing.
     
  7. bigboy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This option merely let's you choose Rosetta, languages, etc. Not the same as Leopard install options.
     
  8. bigboy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I want to know if Apple has made it possible to reinstall SL without losing all of my prefs (as in A/I). I do not have the computer skills or interest to go through the terminal scenario. An A/I is what Apple Care has recommended to me in the past when nothing else solved a problem. What now? Without the ability to easily restore a previous system user prefs it's as lame as Windows XP. Is Time Machine the only solution? I've had problems with TM doing an email restore.
     
  9. Kat King123 macrumors regular

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    You can try migration assistant i know it will restore you system preferences because i have used it before
     
  10. bigboy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have used MA to move my prefs, etc from my G4 to my MacBook Pro, but if I do an new install on my MBP from the DVD will there be any data to migrate?
     
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