Updating Leopard to Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Halamolo, May 8, 2010.

  1. Halamolo macrumors regular

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    How is this actually done?

    And what will happen?

    Pardon my ignorance, but Leopard was my first OS X, so I haven´t done this before?

    Particularly I would like to know... Can this be done so that every file and installed app remain the way they are (like regular OS X updates) or does it have to be a clean install, so I would have to install all my apps again?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, the upgrade will leave all your files installed, all apps installed everything. But just to be safe you should have a backup of all your data.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    You purchase the upgrade DVD for 29 USD, insert it into your Mac and execute the Update. Your files and applications will not be removed.
     
  4. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Of note, not all Applications are left in place and some are blocked.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3258
     
  5. Halamolo thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK Thanks! :)

    Just one more question: What about 3rd party software and their authorizations and dongle copy protections (iLok and other USB keys)?

    Just want to be sure. :eek:
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    Make sure your versions are SL compatible, and if not, offer updates or other solutions. You can go to the official web page for that, as those offer some kind of support documents in most cases.
     
  7. Halamolo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, I´ll do that.
     

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