Upgrading Query

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

  1. Manchester macrumors member

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    Installed Lion on my old fella's new MacBook Pro yesterday, seems nice! Installed it from new though, as he hadn't even opened the box when I went round.

    So if I upgrade mine, will it leave all my files and programmes installed? Do I need to remove bootcamp or anything else prior to upgrading?
     
  2. pwatson80 macrumors newbie

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    I did a straight upgrade from Snow Leopard to Lion. Also have a partition for Windows 7 in bootcamp. All working fine barring a couple of minor glitches. All I would suggest is maybe do a permissions check on you drive prior to installing Lion.
     
  3. Manchester thread starter macrumors member

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    Cheers pal. How'd I go about doing a permissions check?

    Does it matter about only having the one account, and it being an admin account, as I saw a post that mentioned data being deleted from admin accounts.
     
  4. pwatson80 macrumors newbie

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    Not experienced file deletions etc, but you might want to check all your software can run on Lion. PPC only apps will not run, basically older generation Mac apps. Office 2004 is a big sticking point with this, but if you on 2008 or 2011 I believe your ok.

    To check your disk permissions:
    go to /Applications/Utilities/ and open Disk Utility.

    Select your OS drive, and choose the First Aid tab, then you'll see a button for Repair Permissions.

    Click that and wait a few minutes, shouldn't take much more than 10 mins depending on what it finds and how big your drive is.

    I hope your upgrade is as painless as mine was
     
  5. Manchester thread starter macrumors member

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    All went well :)

    Only a couple of complaints, I've got icons in Launchpad from when I installed Windows Bootcamp. I uninstalled Parallels and deleted the partition before the upgrade, so not sure why all the icons are in Launchpad???

    Any idea how I can replicate Snow Leopard when in Chrome, for going back / forward a page by swiping left and right with three fingers?
     

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