Upgrading from SL to Lion.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kidwithdimples, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2007
    When you upgrade to Lion.. doesn't it archive the SL to your HDD? if so then where is the location for the file so I can delete it?
  2. WSR macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    I haven't changed to Lion, but since no one has replied yet I thought I'd reply.

    I'm sure updating doesn't create an archive of SL. I know this from a post from someone who changed to Lion without making a backup first saying they regretted it since they couldn't go back to SL.

    Thus, you definitely should make a backup before any changes just in case you end up being one of those who has problems with Lion.
  3. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
  4. niksimpsons macrumors member


    May 12, 2011
    No it do not going to archive SL in the Mac but yes if you wish you can install Lion in external drive and use it from here only. This way you can use SL and Lion simultaneously.
  5. sOwL macrumors 6502


    Sep 25, 2007
    Nerd Cave
    Isn't that what the 'archive & install' option is meant to do? That would archive the system files of SL. Done that when upgraded from Leopard to SL. Still, always make a bootable backup, you never know...

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