I am getting ready to make the move from the Tiger operating system to Leopard. The upgrade will be on my 2 year old MacPro computer (2 X's 2.66 Duo-Core Intel Xeon, 8 GB's RAM, 4 HDD's, Motu's 2408 MK3 & Motu's MTPAV). In reading the posts on this and other forums, it seems that the Logic Pro 8 program is running fairly smoothly with Leopard (especially with the later version of Leopard like 10.5.6).
I will probably do a clean install of Leopard. My concern in doing this, though, is the time, effort and possible heart-ache of re-activating all of the plug-ins that I've purchased throughout these past couple of years. I use most of them quite often.
Here is a list of most of my plug-ins:
Native-Instrument's Kontakt 2
Native-Instrument's Kontakt 2 Player (GPO, JABB, Chris Hein Guitars, Elite Orchestral Percussion, Garritan Stradivari, Garritan Gofriller)
Music Lab's RealGuitar
Music Lab's RealStrat
Music Lab's MolCP3
Universal Audio's UAD-1 (with various activated plug-ins)
IK Multimedia's Amplitube 2
And. . . various plug-ins that run on the full version of Kontakt 2 (so, the Kontakt 2 plug-in is quite important to me.)
I also own Apple's Final Cut Pro Studio 2 and a few of Adobe's software programs.
Of course the other option to upgrading to Leopard is just upgrade on top of the existing operating system (verses a clean install of Leopard). However, I've read that this path to upgrading to Leopard can be problematic.
My questions are:
1) Has anyone NOT experience problems by upgrading Leopard on top of Tiger?? (Not a clean install).
2) If I do a clean install (and I probably will do the upgrade by this method), has anyone experienced problems/issue re-activating the programs and plug-ins noted above? This includes the Apple programs including Logic Pro 8 and Final Cut Pro.
3) Finally, what would be the best procedure to use during the upgrade process (no matter which upgrade process I use)?
I thank you in advance for your time and effort in reading and answering these questions.