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Take Control of Upgrading to Tiger
Oct 03, 2005

Take Control of Upgrading to Tiger

Start on the right foot with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger!

Thousands of Mac users upgraded to Panther successfully with Joe Kissell’s previous best-selling ebook, Take Control of Upgrading to Panther, and Joe is back with detailed advice for upgrading to Tiger. Joe’s expert guidance, developed over numerous test installations, thoroughly explains the seven steps necessary before upgrading, which of Tiger’s three installation options is right for you, how to perform the actual upgrade, and the four tasks you must perform after the upgrade finishes. Also included are instructions if you’re upgrading from Mac OS 9.

"I purchased a copy of Take Control of Upgrading to Tiger, and it truly was a lifesaver."    —Jon Rosen

Worried that something might go wrong? Joe provides practical troubleshooting tips for the most common problems, step-by-step instructions on how to downgrade to your previous system if necessary, and in-depth discussions of what exactly each installation option does (and does not do).

More Info

Read this ebook to learn the answers to questions like:

  • Will my Mac and peripherals work with Tiger?
  • Which upgrade method should I use?
  • Should I partition my hard disk?
  • Which files aren’t copied by Archive and Install?
  • What if I can’t print or connect to my Bluetooth cell phone after upgrading?
  • Do I need new versions of my utilities for Tiger?
  • Why is Mail importing all my email messages?
  • What should I do if my Mac refuses to boot under Tiger?
Update Plans

July 5, 2012 – We don’t plan to update the 10.4 Tiger edition of this ebook, though future editions about later versions of Mac OS X are available.

Posted by Adam Engst

The Author

Take Control publisher Joe Kissell has written more than 60 books about technology, including many popular Take Control books. He also runs Interesting Thing of the Day and is a contributing editor of TidBITS and a senior contributor to Macworld.