Upgrade from Tiger to Leopard procedures confirmation?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Wanderer509, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Wanderer509 macrumors member

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    i ran a search n didnt find any topic that would answer my questions, so would like to ask to make sure... sorry if htis is double post!

    I am running 10.4.11 right now n am contemplating upgrading to 10.5.1 tmr, however i was wondering do i need to format my harddrive before i ran leopard install? or will leopard install overtop of tiger n keep all my setting? or do i have an option to format harddrive while installing leopard?

    the reason i am upgrading to leopard now is that i hope its more stable n i want to use boot camp to do some gaming =D anyhow, i hope someone can help me! thanks alot
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    By default, you don't have to reformat your drive. The installer will merely upgrade your operating system and it should leave all your files and settings intact. Having said that, make sure you back everything up all the same. :)
     
  3. Wanderer509 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks thanks! i think i read somewhere though taht if i do an upgrade install some things might not work properly.. would taht be the case?
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If you have 3rd party enhancement software on the machine, you might run into some trouble.

    Elsewise, you might have to reinstall a couple/few apps ... but that beats starting from scratch and putting everything back on the machine.

    The middle archive and install might work best if you have the room on the drive. This will basically add a new OS folder, copy some os files over, and keep your apps and prefs intact if you so wish.
     
  5. Wanderer509 thread starter macrumors member

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    ooo that sounds good, will probably do it soon! hope leopard doesnt misbehave on me now! if all else fail i guess i can always formatn start from step one again =)

    EDIT: one more question, what key do i hold to get macbook to boot from disc instead of HD? do i just hold "C" when i hear my macbook start? thanks in advance!
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If you have problems or want to learn more about your install options.

    http://www.apple.com/support/leopard/

    You can hold the c key, or stick the disc in the drive and click on the install icon -- after which the machine should boot to the DVD without the need to hold the c key.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I agree that the Archive & Install may be the best option. Make sure you still back everything up though! :)
     

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