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UPDATES
BASICS
WHAT’S NEW IN THIS VERSION
Snow Leopard Upgrade Quick Start
Explore Snow Leopard Installer Changes
SINGLE INSTALLATION METHOD
PRINTER DRIVERS
ROSETTA
QUICKTIME
SAFE INSTALL
LAYING DOWN THE LAW
OTHER CHANGES
Check Your Hardware for Compatibility
PROCESSOR SUPPORT
VIDEO CARDS
PREPARING FOR A DUPLICATE
If You Don’t Have an Extra Hard Drive
Prepare Your External Drive
CREATE A DUPLICATE
TEST YOUR DUPLICATE
BACK UP WINDOWS VOLUMES
But I Really Don’t Want to Make a Duplicate!
Clean Up Your Mac
UPDATE YOUR THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE
Updating Backup Software for Snow Leopard
PGP Desktop and Whole Disk Encryption
DE-CLUTTER YOUR HARD DISK
Uninstaller Utilities
RUN APPLE HARDWARE TEST
RUN DISK UTILITY
Partitioning: Just Say No
PLAN A: AUTOMATIC UPGRADE
PLAN B: ERASE AND INSTALL
PICK A PLAN
Things You Need Not Do
MAKE A COPY OF THIS BOOK
iTunes Music Store Authorizations
Upgrade Using Plan A: Automatic Upgrade
BACK UP
START THE INSTALLER
SELECT A DESTINATION
CHOOSE OPTIONAL SOFTWARE
GO FOR A WALK
CHECK FOR PROPER OPERATION
Using Remote Disc
Upgrade Using Plan B: Erase and Install
Transfer Your Old Data
Update Apple Software
UPDATE BOOT CAMP WINDOWS DRIVERS
Set Up Your Snow Leopard Environment
THE INCOMPATIBLE SOFTWARE FOLDER
THE PREVIOUS SYSTEM FOLDER
TIME MACHINE
iDISK SYNCING
ON-DEMAND SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
OTHER SURPRISES
SOFTWARE THAT MAY NOT WORK
A WORD ABOUT FILEVAULT
FINAL SOFTWARE ADVICE
Troubleshoot Upgrade Problems
MAC WON’T START UP FROM THE DVD…
CAN’T SELECT INSTALLATION VOLUME…
MAC WON’T START UP UNDER SNOW LEOPARD…
IF ALL ELSE FAILS…
Copyright and Fine Print
P. 1
Take Control of Upgrading to Snow Leopard

Take Control of Upgrading to Snow Leopard

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Installing a major new version of Mac OS X should be exciting and fun, but without proper guidance you may find it nerve-wracking or even risk losing valuable files. Fortunately, many thousands of people have upgraded Mac OS X calmly and successfully with Joe Kissell's previous best-selling Take Control of Upgrading... titles. Joe's friendly, expert steps—developed over innumerable test installations—help you to avoid trouble, understand what's going on when you install Snow Leopard, and easily recover from problems that might arise.The ebook will help you:

Evaluate whether your Mac is ready to run Snow Leopard Prepare for changes in Snow Leopard, such as software that may no longer work Complete crucial pre-upgrade steps that help you avoid trouble Make a bootable duplicate in case Joe's easy Plan A doesn't work for you Understand everything you need to know about what the installer will do Decide which optional software you should install Perform a few important post-installation tasks and tweaks Solve problems that might arise after installing-such as a Mac that won't boot You should buy this ebook if one or both of the following describes your situation: You want to ensure a calm, successful update with no data loss or other unpleasant surprises. You could run the Snow Leopard installer on your own, but you want to know the ins and outs of what's new with the installer because you are a Mac consultant, because friends and relatives rely on you for tech support, so you can wow everyone at your next MUG meeting, or simply because you like knowing exactly how things work behind the scenes. Specific questions answered in this ebook include: Is my Mac ready for a Snow Leopard installation? What's new in the Snow Leopard installer? What's the deal with QuickTime and Snow Leopard? What's Rosetta, why should I care, and what should I do about it? Is it ever a good idea to partition my startup drive? How can I check if I need to run a firmware update before installing? What are smart ways to free up disk space so I have more room for Snow Leopard? How do I back up Boot Camp before upgrading, just in case something goes horribly wrong? The installer won't let me do what was previously called an "Archive and Install." What's the best alternative? Now that I've clicked Customize in the installer, how do I figure out which checkboxes to select? I just installed Snow Leopard and my Mac won't boot. Help! What kinds of software that I depend on might not initially work in Snow Leopard?

Installing a major new version of Mac OS X should be exciting and fun, but without proper guidance you may find it nerve-wracking or even risk losing valuable files. Fortunately, many thousands of people have upgraded Mac OS X calmly and successfully with Joe Kissell's previous best-selling Take Control of Upgrading... titles. Joe's friendly, expert steps—developed over innumerable test installations—help you to avoid trouble, understand what's going on when you install Snow Leopard, and easily recover from problems that might arise.The ebook will help you:

Evaluate whether your Mac is ready to run Snow Leopard Prepare for changes in Snow Leopard, such as software that may no longer work Complete crucial pre-upgrade steps that help you avoid trouble Make a bootable duplicate in case Joe's easy Plan A doesn't work for you Understand everything you need to know about what the installer will do Decide which optional software you should install Perform a few important post-installation tasks and tweaks Solve problems that might arise after installing-such as a Mac that won't boot You should buy this ebook if one or both of the following describes your situation: You want to ensure a calm, successful update with no data loss or other unpleasant surprises. You could run the Snow Leopard installer on your own, but you want to know the ins and outs of what's new with the installer because you are a Mac consultant, because friends and relatives rely on you for tech support, so you can wow everyone at your next MUG meeting, or simply because you like knowing exactly how things work behind the scenes. Specific questions answered in this ebook include: Is my Mac ready for a Snow Leopard installation? What's new in the Snow Leopard installer? What's the deal with QuickTime and Snow Leopard? What's Rosetta, why should I care, and what should I do about it? Is it ever a good idea to partition my startup drive? How can I check if I need to run a firmware update before installing? What are smart ways to free up disk space so I have more room for Snow Leopard? How do I back up Boot Camp before upgrading, just in case something goes horribly wrong? The installer won't let me do what was previously called an "Archive and Install." What's the best alternative? Now that I've clicked Customize in the installer, how do I figure out which checkboxes to select? I just installed Snow Leopard and my Mac won't boot. Help! What kinds of software that I depend on might not initially work in Snow Leopard?

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