Upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion need help

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by mariuste, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. mariuste macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2014

    I have got a late 2011 Macbook pro with Snow Leopard (10.6.8). I use it almost exclusively for music production. Now I am thinking of upgrading to Lion for compatibility reasons. I dont want to upgrade to Mavericks because of some apps I use will likely not run on that.

    I have never upgraded OS X before so I have a couple of questions regarding that. If I install Lion will I have to install apps that was not pre-installed on the system again? What happens with all the content on my harddrive? Do I loose it if I do not back it up before system upgrade?
    Sorry for my ignorance.

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You should run a backup first just to be safe, but a standard Lion upgrade over top of Snow Leopard will leave all your apps and data in place.
  3. mariuste thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2014

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