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i'm sure this is easy for all mac users, but i am a pc/linux/unix user mainly and don't know that much about mac os, please forgive...

Anyway, i have the os 9.2.2 cd and a mac with os 9 on it.
Question: can i easily upgrade the mac with os9 to the new version using the 9.22 disk? if so how - do i just follow the normal install - boot from cd etc, and if i do will i loose current apps/work on harddisk -i.e. does it clear the harddisk before installing the new os (the 9.2.2 disk is not an upgrade edition (if there is such a thing)...
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Rather than do a clean install of 9.2.2 use your Software Update control panel. It'll download the update pieces and update the system while leaving your system folder with all its prefs, control panels, etc. Your apps wont be moved, your prefs will still be there, etc etc. If it doesnt show the 9.2.2 update then your machine cannot go to 9.2.2.
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is there a way of doing it without being connected to the internet - my connection is simply to slow - can i get the update to go to the cd?
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You can burn a copy of the update as downloaded from apple to a CD but the update to 9.2.2 is not on the 9.2.2 installer disc. You have to download it either way. You may also be able to have apple ship you a copy of it on CD. www.versiontracker.com
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