3. Installing, Upgrading, Backing Up, and Restoring Mac OS X

Chances are, you were using Mac OS X even before you bought this book, since few Macs sold in the past few years can boot into anything else. And even if you own an older Mac, the fact that you’re reading this volume means you’ve probably already installed Mac OS X on it!

For that reason, I provided an overview of Mac OS X (in Chapter 2) before this description of how to install the operating system, believing that most of you are already up and running in Mac OS X. Even if that’s the case, though, you may someday be called upon to install Mac OS X on an older Mac that’s still running Mac OS 9. Or, even more important, you may need to re-install Mac OS X (to fix problems). Finally, ...

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