Preparing for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Installation

MacFixit gave the following guidelines before upgrading to Leopard ( OS X 10.5 ) to avoid issues, before and after upgrading.

  1. Backing up your data
  2. Preparing your startup disk
  3. Make sure all devices are synchronized prior to updating
  4. Disconnect all external devices, update firmware
  5. Make sure that you are using the latest firmware
  6. Archive and Install: A Hassle eliminator
  7. Make sure you’ve upgraded all of your applications to Leopard-ready versions, if they are available
  8. Disable plug-ins and other application add-ons (or upgrade them)
  9. Check for, and delete, corrupt .plist files
  10. Hold off on running DiskWarrior and other directory utilities after updating

>> Go to MacFixit for the details

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