Upgrading from Tiger.

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

  1. Skream macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2011
    Been using Tiger since I got my C2D macbook in 07 and looking to upgrade to Lion but have a few questions.

    1. Do really need to go buy Snow Leopard then install the AppStore, then download and instal Lion?

    2. Will this reset my iTunes library?

    3. What happens to all the other files on my hd? Will they be deleted in the process?
  2. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    1. Yes. OS X Lion is currently only available from the Mac App Store, which is only available in Snow Leopard. Before you can download and install OS X Lion, your computer also needs to be on 10.6.8.

    So you will need to buy and install Snow Leopard, download all of the current updates to be up-to date, then download and install Lion.


    You can wait until sometime in August to just buy the USB Thumb drive from an Apple Store and just perform an upgrade from Tiger to Lion (at the moment, I am not positive if this is even possible).

    2. The contents within your iTunes will remain the same, though your iTunes will be upgraded to 10.4 in the process.

    3. If you perform an upgrade, then your files will not be deleted. If you decided to perform a "Clean Install", then you will need to back up your Data beforehand.
  3. Skream thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2011
    Thanks for the reply :) Will all the files be organized the same way(ex. all the clutter I have on my desktop will remain cluttered on my desktop)?
  4. Ropie macrumors regular


    Aug 6, 2007
    My files were all exactly as I left them. The desktop is really just another folder so its contents should remain the same and look the same after the upgrade, unless you do a clean install.
  5. Skream thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2011
    thanks for all the info guys, ill be upgrading tomorrow :)
  6. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    Make sure you have 2GB or more of RAM. You don't want to get home, upgrade to SL and then find out you can't install Lion because you don't have enough memory. =P
  7. Skream thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2011
    Took care of that a while ago :) 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM should work right?

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