Upgrading from Tiger to leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eddhann, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. eddhann macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2008
    Ok, so heres the picture, Im here on my imac 1.83 ghz, and its running tiger and I want to upgrade to leopard, im getting the disk tonight so do I just have to put the disk in and suddenly its a new os, with all my music and photos on or do I have to back stuff up?

    I really dont want to loose anything btw.
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    A backup would be a good idea. A clone would be better. Just in case something goes wrong.

    However, you can just do an "upgrade" in the installer (options for installation type) and it will leave your apps and personal files intact as well as your home directory. If you have some apps that installed files in the /System and /Library directories, you may have to re-install them as these directories are overwritten during the upgrade.
  3. Batt macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
    Just do an upgrade - you'll be fine.
    And it's "lose", not "loose".

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