Update or not?

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  1. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    Hello Everyone,
    This year I was fortunate enough to get my first mac (Macbook air 13" if that matters). Now I wanted to know if I should do the Software update to 10.7.2 or not. My last pc still had Xp. So i never updated. So should I Update? also I have a usb to ethernet adapter, should I use that to make it faster? Do I lose data when i update?
    Thanks
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    what version are you currently on
     
  3. wrinkster22 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    copied from about this mac: Mac OS X Lion 10.7
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    ya than this is a normal update, it just irons out the "bugs" in 10.7 and 10.7.1 its not like going from windows XP to Windows 7
     
  5. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    You're in Apple World now, not Microsoft. You should always update.
     
  6. wrinkster22 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok. Will do! Will I lose my data?
    Hmmm this is so Microsoft of me... Update... How long will it take with a usb to ethernet adapter?
     
  7. scarred macrumors 6502a

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    Only problem I've found with 10.7.2 is the LaunchPad icon size. They are stuck being huge.
     
  8. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you will lose your data. That's what we do around here. Tell people to update so they will lose all their data. :)
     
  9. dumb macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    The update is somewhere from 750mb to 1.25gb, so this may give you some idea. Depends on your download speed, your install time may be 10-15 mins
     
  10. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    no you wont lose your date

    thing of these updates like when Windows did updates during a shut down, you know when it said dont turn off your pc windows is installing updates

    this is not a new OS its just updates to the current one
     
  11. wrinkster22 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for everyones advice! I will update! This will enable icloud on it too right?
     
  12. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    yes once update is complete you will see iCloud in your preferences so you can set it up
     
  13. wrinkster22 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I have less than 12 minutes left!
    I also restored my iPod touch hoping it will be snappier!
     
  14. SgtP3pp3r macrumors member

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    well 10.7.2 killed internet connection for me and some other folk. i had to roll back to 10.7

    u maybe in an apple world, but they still screw up as much as the next company. update at ur own risk.
     

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