6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2012 10:17 AM by poflynn
poflynn Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)

I'm finally ready to upgrade from my Tiger OS to the new Lion.  


I have the disc, from Apple, to upgrade first to Snow Leopard and from there I'll immediately download Lion.

I'm assuming there's no reason, and it's best not to open any files while I'm in Snow Leopard.


I have my Home folder backed up to an external hard drive.


Is there anything else I should know or be aware of?  Is there any special way to do this?


I read something once about maybe doing a "clean install" of the new OS (Snow Leopard or Lion?).  I don't really know what that is. Will that be necessary?

iMac7,1 2.4 GHz; 2GB, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Tiger iLife '08 Alesis IO|14 FW Interface