In article <10ccc58f.0306230310.79d41e67posting.google.com >, Bernard
Besserglik <Bernard.Besserglikafp.com> wrote:
<sigh>. always back up your data before doing anything with the system> Hi all,
> I'm preparing to update the OS on my Mac PowerBook G3 (Sept 1998)
> from 8.1 to 9.2.2. However I'm apprehensive about possible foul-ups,
> in particular the possible loss of applications, in particular Word 5,
> my local ISP's software and a Cyrillic script kit. Does an OS update
> wipe out applications and data? How do you go about making a back-up
> of the hard disk? (and is that necessary?) Would I do better to settle
> for a 9.1? Is there anything else I should know before I slip the CD
> into the drive and give it a whirl? Pls advise, and thanks.
like updating. Back your entire drive up on CD's or, god forbid, Zips.
I would go to 9.1. 9.2.2 is mostly for compatability with OS 10.x and
on your machine, 9.1 would probably do just fine. I don't remember that
far back but you could probably do a Clean Install which will archive
your old system (I think it re-names it Old System) without changing
anything and install the new system. Providing you have enough HD space
for both and enough memory.
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