Upgrade to Snow Leopard?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MegKob, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. MegKob macrumors newbie

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    I am running Leopard and am considering upgrading to Snow Leopard....
    I bought my Mac from a friend and it has Garageband, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, etc. installed but I do not have any discs with them.
    If I upgrade will these programs be lost? Is there any way i can put them on a disc myself...or can i back it up to an external hard drive and get them back on after the upgrade.
    I am a new Mac user and have no idea what I am doing. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The iLife apps are included in Snow Leopard.
     
  3. Repo macrumors 6502a

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    It's $25-30 depending where you buy, so not a major financial loss if you don't like it. I'd suggest upgrading for security improvements, but depending on how Apple handles it, you may need Snow Leopard if you plan to upgrade to Lion.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Fixed that for you. :)
     
  5. MegKob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are they included with the upgrade disc or only with the Mac Box Set?
     
  6. Repo macrumors 6502a

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    You could just buy a new Mac and skip SL all together.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I believe iLife and iWork are only included in the box set.
     
  8. MegKob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I thought, thanks. Will I need to back up my applications before upgrading then?
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, only your data. The upgrade will upgrade the apps as well as the OS (assuming you have the box set).
     
  10. MegKob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If I only get the upgrade will I need to back them up?
     

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