trying to reinstall osx 10.3 with saving files and programs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by peteded77, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. peteded77 macrumors newbie

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    My g4 iMac has been crashing programs left and right. I was told to reinstall my operating sys. So i can upgrade from 10.28 to 10.3. I heard of a way to save all files and programs just haven't found any lit on the subject. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. nigrunze macrumors regular

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    Archive and Install

    This is the setup for 10.4 Tiger. I'll assume it's the same for 10.3 Panther.

    The Choices are:

    - Upgrade
    - Archive and Install
    - Erase and Install

    What you want to do is "Archive and Install". I think what it does is put all your files currently on your hard drive in a folder on the root(top) of your hard drive called old system or something like that and installs a new operating system to boot into.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    If you are updating from MacOS X 10.2.8 to MacOS X 10.3.0 or whatever, then you really don't have to go through extra steps. The installer will run an extensive scan and repair as part of the installation process.
     

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