Updating from Tiger to Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by TheG00n, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. TheG00n macrumors newbie

    TheG00n

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    I am helping a friend update his macbook from tiger to snow leopard, if i put in the disk will he still have all of his stuff or does he need to back everything up?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Do a backup as you never know what will happen. Then perform a clean install
     
  3. SDub90 macrumors 6502a

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    I would create a backup first, but you don't need to format like Hellhammer suggest's with the clean install.

    Just insert the disk, and click next/continue/agree/install (whatever it may say) through the Snow leopard install screen and select the drive. It'll upgrade to snow leopard and keep all the files.
     
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I'd do a clean install if I were you. Updates to Snow Leopard have always been dodgy for me, whereas the clean install has resulted in no problems.
     

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