Upgrade from Tiger 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard ??

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    Can i upgrade straight from Tiger 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard ?

    I have an intel based Macbook Pro and am running Tiger 10.4.11...
    Can i just buy the $29 Snow Leopard Disk at the Apple Store
    and use that ??



    THanks!!!
     
  2. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am not used to doing Mac upgrades, so
    will i lose any data during the upgrade ?

    Do i use Migration Assistant or just the upgrade option ?
     
  3. celticpride678

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    Use the upgrade option. No data will be lost using the upgrade process.
     
  4. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Great! Would you do a back up just in case before the upgrade ?
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. I would back up before any major system change. You can never have too many backups or be too careful.
     
  6. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just realized Tiger doesn't have Time Machine.

    I guess SuperDuper might be a good option to back up ??
     
  7. ukuleleman macrumors member

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    Data loss

    This needs a mention here, I upgraded from Leopard to Snow Leopard without a problem, all my stuff remained intact, but recently after backing up to Time Machine, wiping my hard drive and then reversing the back up, I (and many others) lost all the photo's on iPhoto, and to date, I have not been able to recover them, it appears that when loading Snow Leopard onto a clean disc using Time Machine the iPhoto library gets wiped out, so forewarned is forearmed, be careful and do extra backups of your pictures.

    That being said, from my experience of upgrading I would not expect you to have the same problems.
     
  8. mdrdsr macrumors newbie

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    Ukuleleman - I too am contemplating upgrading from Tiger on a MBP to SL. How did it go? Are you up and running problem free? Stable? Did you use the boxed set or the $29 dvd? Did it also upgrade iLife? Any issues I should be concerned about? I use SuperDuper and have a bootable clone should I need to revert. Please let me know how it went and if you are satisfied. How long did it take?
     
  9. mdrdsr macrumors newbie

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    Fab4freddy - I too am contemplating upgrading from Tiger on a MBP to SL. How did it go? Are you up and running problem free? Stable? Did you use the boxed set or the $29 dvd? Did it also upgrade iLife? Any issues I should be concerned about? I use SuperDuper and have a bootable clone should I need to revert. Please let me know how it went and if you are satisfied. How long did it take?
     
  10. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    The $29 SL will not upgrade iLife. You need the box set for that. But, you're really supposed to get that anyway to jump from Tiger to SL.
     

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