upgrading to leopard

Razorhog

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Hey all - If I bought a 2 footer iMac now, and then wanted to upgrade to Leopard when it is released, how hard is that to do? Would I have to back up everything and restore after the upgrade?
 

gauchogolfer

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Jan 28, 2005
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Razorhog said:
Hey all - If I bought a 2 footer iMac now, and then wanted to upgrade to Leopard when it is released, how hard is that to do? Would I have to back up everything and restore after the upgrade?
Past upgrades have been easy. It's always a good idea to backup before an OS upgrade, but the OSX process is relatively seamless.
 

Swarmlord

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Razorhog said:
Hey all - If I bought a 2 footer iMac now, and then wanted to upgrade to Leopard when it is released, how hard is that to do? Would I have to back up everything and restore after the upgrade?
I would assume that it would be even easier than the upgrade to Tiger was and that was completely painless for me. I backed up my iPod music folder and files and some documents I had on the hard drive just in case, but nothing adverse or unexpected happened for me.

I'll leave my Powerbook G4 Tiger installation alone since it works exactly as I want it and won't be getting any new software for it, but my Mac Mini will get Leopard when it's released. Hopefully Apple will have a store event to coincide with the release like they did with Tiger.
 

tvguru

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gauchogolfer said:
Past upgrades have been easy. It's always a good idea to backup before an OS upgrade, but the OSX process is relatively seamless.
People have reported that there is a back up with Time Machine included in the Leopard intaller which should make that a breeze. :cool:
 

tvguru

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Razorhog said:
Thanks for the replies.

What do you mean "benchmark"?
I was using it in this context:
benchmark - 1 a standard or point of reference against which things may be compared or assessed : [as adj. ] a benchmark case.

Changed original post to make it less confusing.
 

sunfast

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tvguru said:
People have reported that there is a back up with Time Machine included in the Leopard intaller which should make that a breeze. :cool:
But surely you can only use Time Machine after the upgrade. And you really should back up before doing do.
 

MacBoobsPro

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For what its worth, when a big update comes round I like to install a fresh copy of OSX. I back up my docs, music and pics folders - oh and iWeb domain files (dont forget them). Then install everything fresh. Takes longer but it can help erradicate any potential upgrade problems. :)