Upgrading to Panther

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Zaid, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. Zaid macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2003
    Now that Panther is hopefully nearing release, it may be a good time for you experienced macheads to impart some of your wisdom to the rest of us who have not yet gone through an OS X upgrade.

    What is the best option, clean install, or upgrade?
    Does a clean install require the hd to be reformatted ?
    Is there a way to back up prefs and then restore them onto a new install?

    And any other tips and tricks anyone would like to share
  2. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000


    May 18, 2003
    Re: Upgrading to Panther

    In short... yes. :)
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Re: Upgrading to Panther

    You can use "Backup.app", or even iSync to backup bookmarks and contacts....
    Usually the best thing to do, is to backup you Home directory. Everything inside you Home-dir is what your user environment is all about. So all your documents, prefs, bookmarks, pictures, movies, desktop.. and so on.
    I recommend people to backup their whole Home directory to another volume (or CD, DVD), then wipe the HD and install the new OS, and apps
    Once finished you can ofcourse restore the contents of the Home.
  4. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

    Dale Sorel

    Jan 12, 2003
    Re: Re: Upgrading to Panther

    Or DV camera, if you have one :)

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