Will Snow Leopard reinstall all applications or just update them?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by chriswashere94, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. chriswashere94 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I was just wondering if when I install Snow Leopard if it will remove all the Leopard applications and replace them with Snow Leopard-formatted applications, or if it will just edit the applications to work with Snow Leopard. Photo Booth is broken on my computer and I don't want to Archive and Install unless it's the absolute last resort. Thanks :D
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    It should update all the stock applications to the SL versions, and then the third party apps will be updated separately I imagine.
     
  3. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    I have installed it as UPDATE i.e:

    I was running leopard, poped in the DVD and then installed, it will update OS X softwares and leave everything else untouched *all of older apps worked*
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

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    It will replace them. It's already been said that the default installation mechanism is an Archive and Install, which moves aside your current installation (including the default apps) and installs a fresh copy of Snow Leopard, which would also entail all of the new versions of the apps.

    jW
     
  5. Sandy Santra macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know how to deal with Mail and Time Machine after a brand-new install (after wiping HD)? I have so much "sludge" on my HD that I'm planning to reformat it, install SL, and then install all my apps by hand from a external drive that's a clone of my MBP drive (via SuperDuper).

    But what about Time Machine (running on a 2nd external drive)? Will it preserve/recognize my incremental backups for the last year?

    And how do I migrate my Apple Mail from my cloned HD on an external drive (created by SuperDuper) back onto my MBP HD?

    I welcome any thoughts/info anyone has on these 2 items. Thanks.
     
  6. Sandy Santra macrumors 6502

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    Can I just open Mail after SL install, use File, Import Mailboxes, and then point it to ~Library/Mail/Mailboxes? That doesn't look like much fun...I think I have almost 100 mailboxes.
     
  7. Sandy Santra macrumors 6502

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    The more I think about it, the more appealing the simple, default "Archive and Install" method sounds. I just hope 14GB of free space is enough to use this option. I bet SL is smart enough to correctly maintain all my keychain, mail, browser, and MobileMe settings.
     
  8. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    I'm still bummed Adobe CS3 isn't working. That really puts a crimp into my plans to upgrade. I guess I'll be waiting until CS5 comes out and upgrading both at the same time.
     

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