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Table Of Contents

Welcome Back, Version 1.0 Readers
Learn What You’re Getting Yourself Into
Plot a Post-Rosetta Strategy
Deal with Your PowerPC Software
Common PowerPC Applications and Possible Alternatives
Anticipate Other Missing Components
Java Runtime
Meet the All-New FileVault
Understand How Lion Is Distributed
Consider Installer Changes
Processor Support
Firmware Updates
Free Disk Space
Mac App Store Compatibility
A Magic Input Device
Back Up Your Disk
Why You Need a Duplicate
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
De-Clutter Your Disk
Uninstaller Utilities
Run Apple Hardware Test
Run Disk Utility
Check Service Settings
Update Your Duplicate
Make Sure Your Disk Is Ready
Consider Disabling Encryption
Consider Re-partitioning Your Disk
Why to Avoid Extra Partitions
Decide between In-place Upgrade and Clean Install
Plan A: In-place Upgrade
Installing Lion over Leopard or Tiger
Plan B: Clean Install
Pick a Plan
iTunes Store Authorizations
Make Final Preparations
Obtain the Installer
Buy Apple’s Lion USB Thumb Drive
Buy Lion in Volume
Copy the Installer to a Safe Place
Make a Bootable Lion Installer Volume
Update Your Duplicate (Again)
Turn Off (Yes, Off) Automatic Duplicates
Make a Copy of This Book
Upgrade Using Plan A: In-place Upgrade
Start the Installer
Select a Destination
What, No Options?
Go for a Walk
Check for Proper Operation
Upgrade Using Plan B: Clean Install
Start Up from Your Bootable Duplicate
Plan B-and-a-Half
Erase Your Disk
Run the Installer
Use Setup Assistant
Transfer Your Old Data
Perform Post-installation Tasks
Wrangle Spotlight
Run Software Update
Software Update vs. Manual Updates
Reinstall the Java Runtime
Set Up User Accounts
Consider Setting Up a Spare Admin Account
Consider Turning On FileVault
Review the Incompatible Software Folder
Decide How to Use Time Machine
Deal with Other Surprises
Mac Won’t Start Up Under Lion…
Install Lion Server
Migrate to a New Mac
Understand Migration Concepts
Migrate from Another Mac
Migrate from a Windows PC
Boot into Recovery Mode
Ebook Extras
About the Author
Author’s Acknowledgments
Shameless Plug
About the Publisher
Copyright and Fine Print
Featured Titles
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Take Control of Upgrading to Lion

Take Control of Upgrading to Lion

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Join Joe Kissell and learn how to best upgrade to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in the latest edition of his popular "Take Control of Upgrading..." ebook.

Whether your upgrade is fairly straightforward or utterly complicated, Joe explains what to do before you start upgrading to Lion, how to upgrade effectively, what to do if your upgrade has a problem, and how to get a smart start once the upgrade is completed. New Lion features that you'll learn about include FileVault 2 encryption (Joe recommends this for most laptop users) and Recovery mode. The ebook also covers the basics of installing Lion Server.

Benefit from Joe's experience in writing about how to install Mac OS X since 2003, and let him help you install Lion.

You'll get specific advice for how to:

Prepare for a Problem-free Upgrade

Part with Rosetta: Understand and manage the fact that PowerPC-based software will not run under Lion, given the lack of the Rosetta emulator that was used in recent versions of Mac OS X.

Handle your hardware: Check your hardware for Lion compatibility. Also, in order to fully enjoy Lion, it might be time for more RAM, disk space, or other peripherals, particularly a Magic Trackpad.

Deal with duplication: Learn what a disk duplicate is, why having one is essential before installing Lion, and how to make one easily and affordably. Also, get help with backing up a Windows volume, should you be running Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp.

Verify that all systems are go: Test to be sure your memory and disks are running properly—better to discover and correct a problem now during your upgrade—and find advice on clearing extra files and software off your disk so that you get a fresh start with Lion (and more disk space for it!).

Consider a few geeky details: If you secure your data and documents with some form of disk encryption now, or would like to under Lion, get advice on what to do before you upgrade and learn how Lion's much-improved FileVault 2 will operate, plus consider the pros and cons of running FileVault 2. Also, read about what Joe thinks of partitioning and what you might want to do about it before installing.

Make a plan: Learn how to install Lion if you're installing over 10.6 Snow Leopard, and consider the pros and cons of several techniques for how to install onto a Mac running either 10.5 Leopard or 10.5 Tiger. Also, if you have more than one Mac in your home, get ideas for downloading the Lion installer only once, but using it legitimately on your different Macs. And, if a nearly 4 GB download is unrealistic, get guidance for how to best obtain Lion.

If your "upgrade" involves moving to a new Mac from an old Mac (or a Windows PC), learn how to best install Lion (if needed) and transfer your old stuff. A tip: ideally, do not even turn on a new Mac that has Lion installed until you've read this ebook!

Install Lion!

Install with confidence: Buying, downloading, and running the Lion installer isn't all that difficult, but it is an an entirely new (and rather slow) way of installing an operating system upgrade, so Joe explains what to expect.

Solve problems If your Mac won't restart after the installation, this ebook explains exactly what to do (knock on wood!).

Start Smart with Key Post-installation Tasks

Avoid slowdowns: Put off a few tasks (running Spotlight, turning on Time Machine) that will slow you down during your first few hours in Lion.

Get set and go: Joe reminds you to run Software Update, helps you set up an extra user account while noting a few account-related changes in Lion, discusses the pros and cons of the new FileVault 2 and gives directions for enabling it, explains the Incompatible Software Folder, explains need-to

Join Joe Kissell and learn how to best upgrade to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in the latest edition of his popular "Take Control of Upgrading..." ebook.

Whether your upgrade is fairly straightforward or utterly complicated, Joe explains what to do before you start upgrading to Lion, how to upgrade effectively, what to do if your upgrade has a problem, and how to get a smart start once the upgrade is completed. New Lion features that you'll learn about include FileVault 2 encryption (Joe recommends this for most laptop users) and Recovery mode. The ebook also covers the basics of installing Lion Server.

Benefit from Joe's experience in writing about how to install Mac OS X since 2003, and let him help you install Lion.

You'll get specific advice for how to:

Prepare for a Problem-free Upgrade

Part with Rosetta: Understand and manage the fact that PowerPC-based software will not run under Lion, given the lack of the Rosetta emulator that was used in recent versions of Mac OS X.

Handle your hardware: Check your hardware for Lion compatibility. Also, in order to fully enjoy Lion, it might be time for more RAM, disk space, or other peripherals, particularly a Magic Trackpad.

Deal with duplication: Learn what a disk duplicate is, why having one is essential before installing Lion, and how to make one easily and affordably. Also, get help with backing up a Windows volume, should you be running Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp.

Verify that all systems are go: Test to be sure your memory and disks are running properly—better to discover and correct a problem now during your upgrade—and find advice on clearing extra files and software off your disk so that you get a fresh start with Lion (and more disk space for it!).

Consider a few geeky details: If you secure your data and documents with some form of disk encryption now, or would like to under Lion, get advice on what to do before you upgrade and learn how Lion's much-improved FileVault 2 will operate, plus consider the pros and cons of running FileVault 2. Also, read about what Joe thinks of partitioning and what you might want to do about it before installing.

Make a plan: Learn how to install Lion if you're installing over 10.6 Snow Leopard, and consider the pros and cons of several techniques for how to install onto a Mac running either 10.5 Leopard or 10.5 Tiger. Also, if you have more than one Mac in your home, get ideas for downloading the Lion installer only once, but using it legitimately on your different Macs. And, if a nearly 4 GB download is unrealistic, get guidance for how to best obtain Lion.

If your "upgrade" involves moving to a new Mac from an old Mac (or a Windows PC), learn how to best install Lion (if needed) and transfer your old stuff. A tip: ideally, do not even turn on a new Mac that has Lion installed until you've read this ebook!

Install Lion!

Install with confidence: Buying, downloading, and running the Lion installer isn't all that difficult, but it is an an entirely new (and rather slow) way of installing an operating system upgrade, so Joe explains what to expect.

Solve problems If your Mac won't restart after the installation, this ebook explains exactly what to do (knock on wood!).

Start Smart with Key Post-installation Tasks

Avoid slowdowns: Put off a few tasks (running Spotlight, turning on Time Machine) that will slow you down during your first few hours in Lion.

Get set and go: Joe reminds you to run Software Update, helps you set up an extra user account while noting a few account-related changes in Lion, discusses the pros and cons of the new FileVault 2 and gives directions for enabling it, explains the Incompatible Software Folder, explains need-to

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