What for Archive & Install?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MBX, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    What's the archive & install option good for if you can't really re-use it according to this apple site: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107120

    "You cannot start up your computer using a Previous System folder, nor can you "re-bless" the Previous System folder."
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    The utility is that absolutely everything from the prior install is still extant on your machine. That way, if there's anything in the old System directories squirreled away that might need to be copied over for some reason, it's still there.

    It was never intended to be re-used. If you need to maintain the Tiger boot, then you should do a clean install of Leopard on a separate partition/drive.
     

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