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Sunday, May 08, 2005

Upgrading to Tiger: probably OK to just update

Following Chuq's lead, I upgraded to Tiger using a standard upgrade instead of the safer "back up your data, format your hard drive, install fresh, install all your apps again, and restore your data". It worked fine.

I did follow the piece of advice on MacInTouch that said: "I would recommend anyone who wants to upgrade install MacOS X 10.4 on a volume which has Mac OS X 10.3 and Xcode 1.5 installed first run the on the target volume to remove Xcode 1.5. This will cause an install rather than an upgrade to Xcode 2.0 under MacOS X 10.4." That seemed prudent and probably caused no visible damage.


  • i did the archive and install for my wife's machine and myself, and no problems at all. seems like the safe "middle group" between an update and a total reinstall

    By peter royal, at 5:51 PM  

  • Archive and install worked nicely for me, as did then installing the developer tools. No issues at all so far.

    By Chris, at 1:11 AM  

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