Will Leopard install wipe old data?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zub3qin, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. zub3qin macrumors 65816

    zub3qin

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    My spotlight doesn't work. Plain and simple. Won't update.

    I am holding out for Leopard.
    When I install a new OS, what exactly happens? Is all your data, files, preferences, email all maintained? Or do you do a clean install and then restore all your data from some sort of backup system?
    Will a new OS install fix the spotlight issues?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jestered macrumors 6502

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    There are different ways to do it. You can just update the OS, which will keep all your data and info intact, or you can erase.... and reinstall. Moving to a new OS does not mean you have to lose everything. I would suggest having a backup before doing any major OS/software install.
     
  3. keenkreations macrumors regular

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    Hmm...had a similar once before. You can always re-install your OS from the recovery disks. Do an install and archive when you do. Should restore your Spotlight. However, a lot of other forum members would disagree with me, but that is an option if you would like to take it.
     
  4. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    While this topic is up, will Apple make an upgrade set instead of a full install set so that us Tiger users dont have to pay the $130 for the full install?;)
     
  5. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    no .. if you want leopard you'll pay $129.99 US price unless it's pre-installed on the Mac ..



    More info Here :p
     
  6. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Thank you!:)
     

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