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29886823
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[OS X] Imac Upgrade

Hi,
I've a friend with an older iMac (Intel) that has 10.5.8 installed. Some newer versions of software he wants to install call for 10.6.8. I have the disk, but want to know if the upgrade can be carried out without losing any of his data. As far as I know he has no time machine and doesn't backup his files regularly.


Count Zero
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You can upgrade from one OS to the next without losing any data in your user accounts. Just run the installer off the DVD.


skeechan
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Back up first. While most upgrades go off without a hitch, you don't want to chance upgrading without backing up. BSOD, GSOD, anything can happen. Using a USB drive with freeware like Superduper would be the best solution.