First time posting.
I am looking at getting my Macbook 13" software updated and was wondering a few things. First is it possible and second what should I do beforehand/after install?
I have a 2008-2009 model white Macbook 13". The current software is version 10.5.8. I realize I will have to update to, snow leopard?, first and then I should be able to update to Lion.
|Processor Name:||Intel Core 2 Duo|
|Processor Speed:||2.4 GHz|
|Number Of Processors:||1|
|Total Number Of Cores:||2|
|L2 Cache:||3 MB|
|Bus Speed:||800 MHz|
Those are the specs. I just want to make sure that the upgrade will be possible. I have a friend who works in a computer shop and says he can do the update for me so getting software won't be an issue.
Second part though is I need to know what to do before he updates the software. Will I have to do a full backup onto my external hard drive? Or can I get away with just backing up the important stuff like pictures, movies, important documents? Will the update completely wipe the hard drive and delete everything? Also, how should I back up the information? I don't really feel like spending money on a back up program if possible. Would something like Time Machine be decent enough to use? And finally, if I have to do the back-up and the software update works well, how to I re-install everything from back-up? Will it re-install the old software if I re-load everything?
Sorry for so many questions, I just want to make sure I do everything right so I don't lose any important information.