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are there problems ugrading from os x 10.6.8 to os x mavericks?

128 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2013 8:57 AM by John Galt RSS
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Dec 10, 2013 8:36 AM

I downloaded & installed the snow leapord migration assistant.

I am using a 2TB external usb disk as my mac boot disk.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • rack0 tack0 Level 4 Level 4 (2,210 points)

    Before you upgrade confirm that all your hardware and software is compatible with Mavericks.

    Research on the hardware manufactures web site and software authors web site.


    Have a known and tested backup of your system before you upgrade.

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,635 points)

    I am using a 2TB external usb disk as my mac boot disk.


    I don't know how that affects the normal upgrade and migration.


    However,  in general, the thing many people seem to forget is that 10.6 was the last Mac OS version to allow older PowerPC programs (like Office 2004 or older versions of Adobe Creative Suite) to run in emulation mode. Once you get to 10.7, that support goes away and the older programs will not run at all.


    If you have "mission-critical" programs that you need for school or creating income, upgrade them before leaving OS10.6.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,200 points)

    It's not clear what problem you may be experiencing, or if you even have one. If you are having problems, describe them.


    c0rw1n wrote:


    I am using a 2TB external usb disk as my mac boot disk.


    That is perfectly acceptable.


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