Software Upgrade Installation failure

Discussion in 'macOS' started by aciange, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. aciange macrumors newbie

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    I can't upgrade any software. I always freeze at some point during "writing files". I am reluctant to reinstall the original software as I am yet to find option for saving existing files/data. Do I really need to do this (reinstall) or should I stop being stingy and just go and buy another hard drive. Computer is less than 3 months old so I am fairly unhappy to spend money when I think Apple should come to the party. Please advise.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #2
    You have a backup, right?

    I'd go for an Archive & Install after you've made a backup with Time Machine.
     
  3. aciange thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I don't have a backup! It is just a home computer with email and photo's. No big deal....except the photos but by your tone you think I am asking for trouble not doing backup!
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    ALWAYS have a backup. There's no reason not to. Your data is only as valuable as your last backup.

    Since you don't have one I take it that your data has no value? :eek:

    I have a year of Time Machine backups for my notebook.
     

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