Leopard: How are you upgrading?

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  1. Blair

    Blair New Member

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    I am struggling with how I am going to upgrade to Leopard.

    A clean install would be the best however the thought of having to backup my documents, aperture library, music, then...reinstall all my programs and reauthrize them doesnt make me all that happy.

    Would archive and install be my best bet? I am more concerned with a fresh install to remove all the BS pref files hanging around from old programs and other bull i might be over looking.

    Anyone care to weigh in on upgrading best practices?
     
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    I plan on doing a clean install. And just dragging the important contents on my HD to my external drive.

    Lots of your programs may not work with Leopard right away anyways.

    I've done a few clean installs before, its not that time consuming.

    Just make sure to back up your calendars, bookmarks, address book, etc.
     
  3. Blair

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    i use foxmarks for bookmarks, and google calendar so that is one nice thing.

    is there anyway i can export my apps to a text list? that would let me go through and check off what i need to reinstall.

    i need to clean up my music, and figure out if i should just reinstall my aperture vault or what.

    the pictures thing scares the shit out of me.
     
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    I'm going to backing up all my shit on an external drive. The only important thing I have on my HD are music and pictures. My documents are backed up on my jumpdrive and external HD.
     
  5. Blair

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    i currently have an 80G external but i think i might need something bigger. with 50G of music and 20G of pics, and documents on top of that it is going to get a little crowded.

    i think i might also backup an aperture vault to dvd for a failsafe.
     
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    I want to upgrade, but my computer was upgraded to tiger by the computer reseller that sold me the comp so I only have the previous OS disk, not tiger. If something screws up..... I'm back on panther. :noes:

    I wish I knew how to back up Tiger so I could reinstall it. I REALLY need a fresh OS.
     
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    clean install
     
  8. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    clean install... i'm too lazy to make any workflows, and all my important stuff is already sotred on the external.
     
  9. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    clean install is the only way to go. you get too many random files floating around otherwise
     
  10. skolen

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    Boot to the Tiger DVD, make an image of my HD, clean install Leopard and point it to the backup to import the user account?
     
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    clean install is the only way to go - just use your iPod for the music hard drive and put everything else on your external? that's what I do but I only have 6 gigs of music haha.
     
  12. Blair

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    i have been trying to go through and delete some of the nonsense that i have downloaded over the past...umm, well a lot of years.
     
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    clean ftw!
     
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    wait
    so if i install it im gonna lose all my shit like pics and music :wtf:
     
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    not if you upgrade?
     
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    im gonna go for a clean install
     
  17. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    there are 3 options

    upgrade - just adds leopards new features

    archive + install - saves all media and documents but puts a new system in a new system folder while archiving the old system (you can delete the old system)

    clean install - erase HD and put fresh copy of OS X
     
  18. Blair

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    any need to use some sort of program to wipe the HD? or after i get everything backed up is there some magic jack bauer code for terminal that will assassinate my system?
     
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    If you don't have it backed up on dvd or an external you're gonna lose it anyway......... eventually.

    I can't believe there are still people with no backup.
     
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    ls -1 /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Applications/ > ~/Documents/my-apps.txt
     
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    I'll be upgrading with a preinstall on a new computer.
     
  22. jackback52

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    :werd:

    I'm gonna do that same for both my iMac G5 and my macbook
     
  23. Blair

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    dude you rock! :bigthumb:
     
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    Just trying to help... ;)
     

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