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    Quote Originally Posted by Satcomer View Post
    Plus when you get leopard do not use the standard upgrade path of installing. Use the Archive & Install way of initially installing Leopard. Trust me it will prevent a lot of upgrade headaches.

    Once Leopard is running do not open any programs yet. Just open you favorite browser and down load the 10.5.1 Update and update it. When it reboots download the 10.5.6 Combo Update and it will take you straight to the latest 10.5.6 version of Leopard. Be patient because there will be a big security update inside the combo that will reboot the Mac twice, this is normal. Once 10.5.6 is all done then use Software Update to get the remaining updates.

    Lastly get the free program AppFresh so it will find & point to all the program updates you applications will need to function in Leopard.

    Note: One word of warning is Application Enhancer hackies from Tiger broke the Leopard install. So junk all the Application Enhancer plugins before upgrading to Leopard.

    Good Luck.
    Even though this is a very old thrread, I am new to OS X, and wanted to aska question about the side effect of upgrading from Tiger to Leopard.
    As suggested, I will use the Archive & Install way of upgrading.
    However, I am not sure if this will preserve all my third party software I have installed.
    Could someone please address this? I do not wish to lose my third party apps.

    Cheers,

    Jack

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    An Archive & Install should keep all your apps as you had them before the upgrade to Leopard. The Archive & Install, in a sense, bypasses the existing system, and installs a fresh set of system software. You will see when you choose that option, that you also have the choice to save your files and data - and you should make sure that sub-choice is selected.
    You shouldn't lose any apps - although occasionally some will need to be reinstalled from your original disks. Those could be pro-level apps, such as Adobe PhotoShop, or maybe something like ProTools. Your experience may vary, but most apps will be no problem with an Archive & Install.
    You may find some of your apps that need to be upgraded. You should check on all that you have for possible updates to support Leopard. And finally, some apps that you are using now may not work with Leopard. A common one is (again) Adobe Photoshop CS1, or older versions. The one prior to CS is PhotoShop 7 - which will not work - no fix to get it to work with Leopard.
    So, there you are - it depends on what you have now.
    Serendipity is a lucky guess !

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaMac View Post
    An Archive & Install should keep all your apps as you had them before the upgrade to Leopard. The Archive & Install, in a sense, bypasses the existing system, and installs a fresh set of system software. You will see when you choose that option, that you also have the choice to save your files and data - and you should make sure that sub-choice is selected.
    You shouldn't lose any apps - although occasionally some will need to be reinstalled from your original disks. Those could be pro-level apps, such as Adobe PhotoShop, or maybe something like ProTools. Your experience may vary, but most apps will be no problem with an Archive & Install.
    You may find some of your apps that need to be upgraded. You should check on all that you have for possible updates to support Leopard. And finally, some apps that you are using now may not work with Leopard. A common one is (again) Adobe Photoshop CS1, or older versions. The one prior to CS is PhotoShop 7 - which will not work - no fix to get it to work with Leopard.
    So, there you are - it depends on what you have now.
    Thank you so much. That is indeed very helpful and re-assuring.
    Needless to say, I will back up my entire disk to an external drive before I proceed.

    Best regards,

    iSeek

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    Smile can I upgrade?

    Machine Name: PowerBook G4 15"
    Machine Model: PowerBook5,6
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.5 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 167 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.9.1f1
    Serial Number: W85220ABSQ6

    Can I upgrade with this computer? I just want to go up to Leopard, get a couple of programs that aren't available to me at the moment.

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    can I upgrade?

    Of course you can upgrade. But you have
    to purchase the 10.5 DVD, and after you install it,
    you will probably want to update that to 10.5.8.
    The update from 10.5 to 10.5.8 is free and is available from Apple.

    The trick is in how you perform the upgrade to 10.5 WITHOUT LOSING YOUR EXISTING INSTALLED SOFTWARE, ESPECIALLY THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE.

    You should search the Apple blogs. I found a how to that proved to be excellent, but I did not keep the URL.

    Good luck.

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    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 1.83 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 2 MB
    Memory: 512 MB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz

    Wonder if I can upgrade my OS X 10.4.11 to leopard? And how can I do it? Do I need to uninstall my existing one?

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    Yes, you can upgrade to Leopard (MacOS X 10.5)
    All you need is the installer, which you can find for sale at a variety of web sites.
    You have the minimum RAM memory for Leopard (512MB), so I would recommend that you also upgrade your RAM. Your first generation MacBook can have as much a 2 x 1GB, for a total of 2 GB of memory installed.
    If you do the recommended install option, which is an Archive & Install option, choosing the sub-option to save your files and settings - then you don't lose anything. You don't need to uninstall the existing system, unless you want to clear out everything. That's an option, too...
    Serendipity is a lucky guess !

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    Can I really update or upgrade my Mac OS X 10.4.11 to Mac OS X 10.5?

 

 
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