Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1853 Questions from the Community
Installing bootcamp on Macbook Pro
my Macbook Pro is delivered with the snow leopard pre-installed. But if I want to install Bootcamp, do I need to buy the Snow leopard box set?
- Asked by Eng Huang F
- 12 5, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Installing bootcamp on Macbook Pro)
You have 10.4 (Tiger) which requires the Mac Box Set to upgrade to Snow Leopard. The Mac Box Set includes iLife '09 and iWork '09. Your question did not say what version of iLife you have but I'm guessing it's '09 because that requires at least 10.5 (Leopard). You can try to return / sell / giveaway that copy of iLife '09 as the Mac Box Set will include it.
- Answered by Patrick W from Oviedo
- 10 15, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (My Imac is OS X 10.4.11 and I have ilife but I can't use it because I don't have the latest version, would this help?)
What does it take to upgrade iBook G4 from 10.4.11 to Leopard or Snowleopard
I would like to upgrade my iBook G4 to Snow-leopard 10.6, what do I have to do or buy or install first, I'm not a computer-whiz, and electronics make me feel real dumb.
Some body please explain it in a simple language. Thanks :-))
- Asked by Ulrike M from Palm Springs
- 10 31, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (What does it take to upgrade iBook G4 from 10.4.11 to Leopard or Snowleopard)
will this turn my dvd player into a dvd recorder?
- Asked by Dana D from Vail
- 11 5, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (will this turn my dvd player into a dvd recorder?)
If you DVD Drive dose not have recording ability it will not have it after the upgrade.
DVD recoding is down to the drive itself and not the OS or Software, You will need to check with your DVD Drive manufacture, they will probably require the Model number.
Hope this helps
- Answered by David C
- 11 24, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (will this turn my dvd player into a dvd recorder?)
How to legally upgrade from Tiger now that the Mac Box Set Is no longer available?
I need to upgrade from OS X 10.4 to a more recent OS. I understood that this version of Snow Leopard (currently £26) was strictly for Leopard users - and although would technically work, the Mac Box Set was required for a properly licensed upgrade. However, since the release of Lion, it appears that the Mac Box Set is no longer available. Consequently, is this now the officially sanctioned route from Tiger to Snow Leopard (and also as a stepping-stone to Lion for a sufficiently spec'd Mac), or is any upgrade path from Tiger simply no longer available?
how many computers can i install on?
- Asked by Susan L from Miami
- 10 22, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (how many computers can i install on?)
If you get the single-licence for $29, then you can install it on one computer. If you get the family pack, then you can install it on up to five.
- Answered by Kevin M from Greenwood
- 10 29, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (how many computers can i install on?)
if i upgrade from tiger, do i have to backup all my files first?
- Asked by Aldo P from Alvin
- 02 25, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (if i upgrade from tiger, do i have to backup all my files first?)
I have a MB466LL/A, can I upgrade to Snow Leopard?
I just received my refurbished MB466LL/A and it's slower than my a1226! I'm running on 10.5.8, but want the newest available software for my new computer, what's my best option? Snow Leopard? Mountain Lion? Can I even install these on this computer, and will it improve the speed? My computer is telling me I have no software updates available, which makes me nervous that this computer can't run the newer softwares, and I'm sweating the decision to make this purchase, as it (so far) seems worse than what I had before. Please HELP, I'm new to the Mac world and stressing!
- Asked by Paige B from Tempe
- 07 31, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (I have a MB466LL/A, can I upgrade to Snow Leopard?)
Your computer is telling you there are no more Software Updates available because you have OS 10.5 and the furthest you can go in OS 10.5 is OS 10.5.8. "Software Update..." updates current software on your computer. It does the "free" updates. It will not advise on major new releases of software, such as transition from OS 10.5 (Leopard) to OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
Your MacBook with Core 2 Duo processor was released on October 14, 2008. It is Model ID MacBook5,1. If it has at least 1GB of memory It will have no problem running Snow Leopard.
I don't have info for this particular model as to the latest OS it will support. However model ID MacBook4,2 will support Lion (OS 10.7), and MacBook 5,2 will support Mountain Lion (OS 10.8). My hunch is that the furthest you can go is Lion (OS 10.7). The MacBook with ID MacBook4,2 was released October 14, 2008 (same as yours), whereas MacBook with ID MacBook5,2 was released January 21, 2009.
To improve speed, the usual remedy is to increase memory. The maximum memory that was officially supported by Apple for this MacBook is 4GB (although you can put in 8GB). Your MacBookPro A1226 (MA895, MA896, MA897 -- Model ID: MacBookPro3,1) is probably faster, even though it was released June 5, 2007, because it has a separate graphics processor (Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT), whereas your MacBook MB466LL/A has integrated graphics (Nvidia GeForce 9400M). The integrated graphics processor shares 256MB with the main memory on the computer. Integrated graphics results in a slower computer than having a separate graphics processor. Unfortunately, I don't think you can change the type of graphics processor inside MacBooks.
You can see how much memory you have by going to "About this Mac" in the Apple menu.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 08 1, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a MB466LL/A, can I upgrade to Snow Leopard?)
I have an intel based MAC, but when I go to order OS X Snow leopard, it will only let me order it at a local store. How do I download Snow Leopard?Answer
Snow Leopard has never been sold as a download.
It is only available on disc. Shipping is free if ordered from the Apple Store online.
If your make does not have an optical drive, there are three methods to install:
1) Connect your Mac to a network with a computer that has an optical drive. The computer can be a PC running Windows XP or Vista, or a Mac running OS 10.4.10 or later (OS 10.5 or OS 10.6 preferred). The Mac needs to be older than mid-2010. There is software on the Snow Leopard disc to allow Remote Install of the Mac OS from computers with optical drives.
2) Use an external optical drive. (This "should" work.)
3) Get a USB flash stick that is at least 8GB in size. Use Disk Utility to reformat it as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". On a Mac with optical drive, use Disk Utility to RESTORE the Snow Leopard disc to the flash drive. Connect flash drive to your Mac and restart while holding the Option key. Start up from the flash drive and install Snow Leopard.
Will executing a clean install of Snow leopard remove my ipod touch updates? After all I will now be running a new OS.
iMac Version 10.5.8
2.8 GHz Intel Core Duo
2 GB MHz DDR2 SDRAM
- Asked by Barry W from Bedford
- 10 24, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Will executing a clean install of Snow leopard remove my ipod touch updates? After all I will now be running a new OS.)
I have an iPhone. Everything in iTunes was retained. I did not have any loss of documents neither on my iPhone nor on my iPods.
- Answered by Antonella G from Gaiola
- 10 31, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will executing a clean install of Snow leopard remove my ipod touch updates? After all I will now be running a new OS.)
Provided you have at least 2GB of RAM, you can upgrade to Snow Leopard (or Lion).
- Answered by Rodney W from Niddrie
- 02 25, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a Mac Pro with Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor can I upgrade to Snow Leopard 10.6? I'm currently at 10.5.8.)
How do I know if I have Intel in my MacBook
I want to upgrade to Tiger but the answers all say that I can do it only if I have Intel in my computer. How do I find out if I have it?
- Asked by Kathleen R from North Plains
- 02 2, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (How do I know if I have Intel in my MacBook)
In the apple menu click on About My Mac and when it opens it will say processor"____________" this is where you find out if you have intel.
- Answered by Cooper M from Plano
- 02 2, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (How do I know if I have Intel in my MacBook)
does ichat work internationally?
I'm going to Korea for two weeks and want to talk to my friends and family back home in the US
- Asked by Faith S from New York
- 08 9, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (does ichat work internationally?)
No. You will need the family pack. The licence rules are simple. ONE software upgrade, ONE computer.
- Answered by Jacqueline W from Bexleyheath
- 10 2, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (does the single snow leopard package allow me to upgrade both an intel imac and an intel macbook?)
If I'am from Romania how can I purchase the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
- Asked by Radu Eugen B from Codlea
- 02 10, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (If I'am from Romania how can I purchase the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?)
No. Snow Leopard will just update the OS and leave you applications alone. I would make a backup of your important data just incase something does go wrong during the install.
- Answered by Josh H from Smithers
- 11 14, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (by up grading to snow leopard will my apps that are installed be erased)
Is it possible to download and enter the serial number from the disc I bought at Apple? It's been scratched and won't work.
I purchased OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 on disc at the apple store. Unfortunately it was left out and got scratched before I could install it on all my machines. Is it possible to download it and enter my serial code? Or do I have to drive in LA traffic and pay for another copy??
- Asked by Kim A from Los Angeles
- 11 3, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Is it possible to download and enter the serial number from the disc I bought at Apple? It's been scratched and won't work.)
As far as I know there is no legally available download for Snow Leopard.
- Answered by Robert T from Chatham
- 11 5, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is it possible to download and enter the serial number from the disc I bought at Apple? It's been scratched and won't work.)
I have the OS X Tiger and want to buy Snow Leopard (I have the intel processor) without buying the Box set.
I already have the iLife '09 waiting to be installed (received as a gift) so will that still violate the license agreement?
- Asked by Sarah H from Toronto
- 01 5, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I have the OS X Tiger and want to buy Snow Leopard (I have the intel processor) without buying the Box set.)