Finally picked up Leopard (and a few other upgrades)

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  1. Maffy29

    Maffy29 Active Member

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    Finally decided to pick it up and do a little upgrading on my Core Duo MBP. I picked up a 320GB hardrive and more RAM, bringing me to 4GB total. Here's my dilemma:

    Do I throw in the new drive and install Leopard fresh? Won't be too hard to put programs back on as I don't have a whole lot.

    OR

    Do I do a backup and put it all back on as is and upgrade? Or is that even possible with OSX?


    One more thing. I currently use Boot Camp with Windows XP Pro. Since I am going with 4GB of RAM and XP won't recognize it, is there a 64 bit Windows that I can use? I like to have a Windows partition available for a few apps that I am used to working with and maybe a game or two. Nothing major of course.
     
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    Back up all your important data on the old HD, pop in new HD, install Leopard, put your backed up data back onto your new drive, annnd you're done. Should be pretty simple.

    Yes, XP has a 64-bit version.
     
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    Maffy29 Active Member

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    Actually nevermind the 64-bit question. Mine isn't capable.
     
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    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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    fresh install is the way to go
     
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    I am going to go new install.
     

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