Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1837 Questions from the Community
I have a (first edition) imacG5 (the noisy kind) running 10.3.9 What's the best I can upgrade to (Leopard?) and where can I buy Leopard now?
I have a Mac OSX 10.4.11. and my sister bought a mac book with snow leopard, I was wondering if I could update my mac with her snow leopard disc?
Are you able too use it on a different computer that isnt a mac??
- Asked by Zach G from Longmont
- 03 28, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Are you able too use it on a different computer that isnt a mac??)
spotlight finder: I rely heavily on the word indexing function - upgrade caused it to fail, or disappear
The result was, I had to re-install to my basic Tiger program, version 10.5.7, where the indexing works perfectly. Has it been fixed, so that snow leopard will work the indexing even more efficiently? And will Lion continue this?
- Asked by Albert K from Ukiah
- 09 30, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (spotlight finder: I rely heavily on the word indexing function - upgrade caused it to fail, or disappear)
It depends on how much RAM your MacBook Pro has. If you have at least 1 GB, then you can upgrade to 10.6.
- Answered by Rodney W from Niddrie
- 03 15, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (If I buy this Mac OS, is this applicable if I using MacBook Pro software 10.5.8?)
i have model m6497 can i restore my system with snow leopard?
- Asked by Tracey B from Parkville
- 10 16, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (i have model m6497 can i restore my system with snow leopard?)
How do I determine if my AirPort card supports Wake on Demand over Wireless BEFORE upgrading to Snow Leopard?
Will my AirPort Card, which has firmware version Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (184.108.40.206), be compatible with the Wake on Demand over Wireless feature?
This feature is the only reason I would upgrade to Snow Leopard, so I'd like to know in advance if my hardware supports it. Thanks.
- Asked by Nicolas T from Narberth
- 06 2, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (How do I determine if my AirPort card supports Wake on Demand over Wireless BEFORE upgrading to Snow Leopard?)
how can i upgrade from osx 10.4.11 to osx 10.57, or osx 10.6?
We want to get Adobe CS5 Standard installed on the imac power pc g5 . 2.1 ghz., are there other complications that I need to be made aware of?
- Asked by Richard C from Kansas City
- 05 2, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (how can i upgrade from osx 10.4.11 to osx 10.57, or osx 10.6?)
Can I really upgrade to Leopard or Snow Leopard for $29 if I don't want iLife? As of today any major issues with Snow Leopard?
I run Neo Office and the kids want to run Spore, FAMPS, and some other stuff only compatible with Windows or OSX 10.5. Will I have compatibility issues with these softwares? Is the upgrade from Tiger to Leopard without iLife really only $29?
- Asked by Christopher R from Holland
- 02 7, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I really upgrade to Leopard or Snow Leopard for $29 if I don't want iLife? As of today any major issues with Snow Leopard?)
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I have 10.6.2 can I upgrade straight to mavericks
- Asked by C G from Avalon
- 11 28, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (I have 10.6.2 can I upgrade straight to mavericks)
10.6 is Snow Leopard. Leopard was 10.5.
- Answered by Jason K from Orem
- 12 3, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I just bought a MAC OS X VERSION 10.6.2. do I have Leopard or snow leopard)
No... you can move directly to Snow Leopard (as long as you have an Intel-based Mac). And you only need the $29 Snow Leopard DVD.
Here are the steps I used to move direct from OS 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard.
1) First, keep (or clone to an external bootable drive) your old bootable partition with the old OS on it.
2) Start doing a clean install of Snow Leopard to a fresh partition. In order to do a clean install with the $29 DVD, you will have two options when you start up from the DVD... "Utilities" or "Continue". Select "Utilities" and when the Mac restarts, select "Disk Utilities" from the "Utilities" menu. Do a format of your "fresh" partition and then QUIT "Disk Utilities".
3) Now Snow Leopard will begin installing. During the install, it will search your Mac for all other partitions with an older OS and then ask you if you want to import your OS Settings, Applications and Files from one of those other partitions. Do this for a very smooth upgrade transition to the new OS. (If you decide to not import, then you will end up with a clean install of Snow Leopard instead.)
4) All my Apps from OS 10.4.11 continue to work in Snow Leopard, but some of my printer drivers and scanner utility did not. Until I found those upgrades, I was still able to start up from the OS 10.4.11 partition to use my printers and scanner. To change the Start Up partition, either use the Start Up Disk in System Preferences... or press and hold "option" while your Mac starts up.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 11 10, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a Mac OS X 10.4.11, and I want to upgrade to Snow Leopard. Do I nead to buy Leopard first ?)
My Mac Book's super drive is not functioning. I am looking to upgrade to Snow Leopard. Will it work with an external CD/DVD drive?
- Asked by P. V. K from Sugar Land
- 02 28, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (My Mac Book's super drive is not functioning. I am looking to upgrade to Snow Leopard. Will it work with an external CD/DVD drive?)
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Does this upgrade provide support for the Common Access Cards (CAC) used by the military. Currently having huge issues passing certificates.
The current OS the I use cannot pass certificates with the CAC card so I am not able to access any Military Websites that require CAC login. Have read and implemented everything that every blog has suggested with no avail. Hoping this upgrade provides this accessibility.
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Will upgrading to Snow Leopard fix the problem of "no sound" after installing Windows 7 Home Premium thorugh Boot Camp?
- Asked by Tina F from Elgin
- 04 21, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Will upgrading to Snow Leopard fix the problem of "no sound" after installing Windows 7 Home Premium thorugh Boot Camp?)
Almost certainly. This is because Snow Leopard contains updated bootcamp drivers compatible with Windows 7.
I have version 10.5.8 can I upgrade it to OS X lion ?
Processor : 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory : 2 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MB52.0088.B06
SMC Version (system): 1.38f5
- Asked by Jawad A from Stillwater
- 08 16, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (I have version 10.5.8 can I upgrade it to OS X lion ?)
is this compatible with protools 8.5.0
- Asked by John Z from Maple Grove
- 01 7, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (is this compatible with protools 8.5.0)
The Snow Leopard disk can be installed on more than one Mac, but you should own a Snow Leopard license for each Mac you install on.
The disk used to come in either a "Single User" package (one license), or as a Family Pack (one disk, but five licenses for up to 5 users in a household).
I believe the Family Pack is discontinued. But the price for the "Single User" package has now dropped to only $20.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 01 4, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have to install Snow Leopard first on my mac. Is this CD to use for one single person or maybe also another one?)