Upgrade MBP to OSX 10.6 & Restore Time Machine?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jaimi, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Jaimi macrumors regular

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    I'm having hard drive problems on my MBP (3,1).

    To make a long story short - I'm going to replace the hard drive this weekend with a new WD 320GB. But this looks like an opportune time to upgrade to 10.6.

    Can I install the 10.6 upgrade on a bare drive?
    If so, can I restore my 10.5 Time Machine backup onto it?

    Or should I just go ahead and install 10.5, restore, and then install 10.6?

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    The "Upgrade" disk will search for Leopard to be installed, so you will need to install Leopard first.

    I would recommend installing Leopard, Restoring with Time Machine, then installing Snow Leopard.
     
  3. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

    BittenApple

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    You can use your 10.5 Time Machine backup on 10.6, you can restore it after the first initial boot after the install.
     

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