Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1851 Questions from the Community
I have the first quad core mac,non intel- with 10.4.11 on it. Can i upgrade to Leopard?will it keep applications for scanner/printer that on 10.4.1 ?
- Asked by Philip D from Yorba Linda
- 04 18, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I have the first quad core mac,non intel- with 10.4.11 on it. Can i upgrade to Leopard?will it keep applications for scanner/printer that on 10.4.1 ?)
Snow Leopard (10.6) requires an Intel Mac to run, but you can upgrade to Leopard (10.5) on your PPC Mac. Your applications will remain in place, but not guaranteed to run if you upgraded to 10.5. It's best to check the manufacturer's website for any driver/software updates.
Can I upgrade my iBook G4 with an intel processor and then install snow leopard?
I am going to be given a iBook G4, i think 10.4.11, but I have a iphone 5 so i need that computer to be running snow leopard. I have been reading some of the apple forms, and know that you cant upgrade an iBook to snow leopard so how can I just upgrade this powerpc?
- Asked by Matthew S from Cambridge
- 09 17, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I upgrade my iBook G4 with an intel processor and then install snow leopard?)
No, you can't put an Intel processor in an iBook G4.
- Answered by Robert T from Chatham
- 09 21, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I upgrade my iBook G4 with an intel processor and then install snow leopard?)
I have MAC OS X 10.5.8. I want to upgrade it to snow.I'll have to format the computer+reinstall all programs?or the update doesn't affect everything
I have a iMac5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.16 GHz, Mac OS X 10.4.11, 1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. can I get leopard? want to run steam. thanks
- Asked by Paul M from Glenfield
- 01 23, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (I have a iMac5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.16 GHz, Mac OS X 10.4.11, 1GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. can I get leopard? want to run steam. thanks)
My macbook pro is 10.5.8 and i have purchased an ipad mini and i now need to upgrade to support it what do i need?
- Asked by Denise S from Milton Keynes
- 12 31, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (My macbook pro is 10.5.8 and i have purchased an ipad mini and i now need to upgrade to support it what do i need?)
Where is it that I can order the family pac?
I went on line to order the Snow Leopard and cannot see how much or where to order the family pack
- Asked by Glenda L from Rohnert Park
- 10 13, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Where is it that I can order the family pac?)
Snow Leopard comes on a DVD. It is not available as a download.
If no working optical drive, there are several options to install Snow Leopard:
1) Attaching an external optical "DVD" drive "should" work. Insert SL DVD, restart Mac and hold option key during startup to choose SL DVD.
2) Put Mac on same network as another Mac with a working optical drive. Instructions are on SL install DVD on how to install SL from the optical drive on another Mac.
3) On another Mac with working optical drive, use Disk Utility to create a disk image (DMG) of the SL install DVD. Transfer DMG to your Mac. On your Mac create a new partition 10GB in size (formatted "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)"). RESTORE the DMG to the new partition. Restart your Mac, hold down Option Key during restart and choose the partition with the SL install files to start up from.
4) Get a USB flash drive at least 10 GB in size. Use disk utility to reformat flash drive so it is "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". On a Mac with working optical drive, use disk utility to RESTORE the SL DVD directly to the flash drive. Then use the flash drive to do the install (insert flash drive, restart Mac and hold down option key so you can then choose the flash drive.)
5) On another "similar Mac", create a new partition (at least 10GB in size, but as large as you wish, formatted "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)"). Install SL to that partition. Then make a disk image (DMG) and restore to a new partition (also formatted "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)") on your Mac. Restart Mac, hold down option key, and you should be able to choose starting up with the SL partition. (This "install" method is also useful if one needs to have SL on a newer Mac that otherwise does not allow SL to be installed.)
(Note: In option 3, 4 or 5, for flash drive, one can also use an external HD. For transferring DMG files, one can use a flash or external drive or do transfer over a network.)
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 06 9, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Since my CD drive is broken, is there a way I can buy an external CD drive to use to download the SL upgrade?)
You don't need OS10.6 to run Office 365 on an iPad.
The system requirements on the Microsoft website shows the OS needed for Mac computers (i.e. OS 10.6 or higher). But it doesn't show in the System Requirements what is needed on an iPad.
Instead, for tablets, a footnote on one of the Microsoft web pages says:
"You can install [Office 365] . . . on iPads running iOS 7.0 or higher."
Note: OS10.6 (or higher) is only for Mac computers, not iPads or iPhones. OSX will not work on iPads or iPhones. iPads and iPhones require iOS.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 09 4, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Do I need osx 10.6 to use office 365 on iPad? If so, how do I get it?)
how can i use icloud on 10.5.8
I have a imac 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 and I would like to use i cloud with this machine and my new mac book and iphone 4s. How can I do it?
- Asked by Daniel M from Falcon
- 05 7, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (how can i use icloud on 10.5.8)
you need to have Mac os x 10.7.2 or later
- Answered by Muang C from Bangkok
- 05 12, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (how can i use icloud on 10.5.8)
Will Snow leopard Sync work with computers using Tiger?
Intel iMAc aluminum syncing with G4 iBook
- Asked by Bill H from Hampton
- 10 28, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Will Snow leopard Sync work with computers using Tiger?)
I have a PowerBook G4 OS X 10.4.11 and a PPC processor. Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard, and if not what would be the highest upgrade I can get?
- Asked by Melonie J from Bloomingdale
- 11 10, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I have a PowerBook G4 OS X 10.4.11 and a PPC processor. Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard, and if not what would be the highest upgrade I can get?)
You cannot upgrade to Snow Leopard as this supports Intel processors only.
If I remember correctly then Leopard was the last OS that supported PPC Processors although you will need to check before going ahead and purchasing.
Hope thats helped you.
Mac Pro, 10.5.8, with Norton antivirus 2.1.1 (5). Do I need to do anything special with the Norton in order to install Snow Leopard?
- Asked by Steven B from Westfield
- 10 31, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Mac Pro, 10.5.8, with Norton antivirus 2.1.1 (5). Do I need to do anything special with the Norton in order to install Snow Leopard?)
I am running 10.5.8 on a MACBOOK AIR and want to erase everything and upgrade to 10.6.
Can I do this successfully using an iMac on my network to run the DVD, as the Air does not have an optical drive.
Early model Air; 1.6 GHz Intel Core Duo; 2 GB 687 MHz DDR2 SDRAM.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
- Asked by Laurence S from Columbus
- 04 11, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (I am running 10.5.8 on a MACBOOK AIR and want to erase everything and upgrade to 10.6.)
Connect MacBook Air to a network that has either:
a) a PC with optical drive. PC must be Windows XP or Vista. Or,
b) a Mac with optical drive that is running OS 10.4.10 or later (OS 10.5 or OS 10.6 preferred), and the Mac is not newer than mid-2010 (Snow Leopard installation will probably not work from newer Macs).
Use Apple's "DVD or CD Sharing" or "Remote Install" software to install Snow Leopard. Full instructions can be found on the Snow Leopard disc.
On a Mac with optical drive, open the "Installation Instructions.app" inside the "Instructions" folder.
On a PC with optical drive, the Snow Leopard disk has two programs... one called "Remote Install Mac OS X.exe" which allows MacBook Air users to install OS X from the PC's optical drive. The other program is "DVD or CD SharingSetup.exe" which will let the MacBook Air use the PC's optical drive.
Use an external optical drive attached to the MacBook Air. The installation "should" work from the external drive.
Get a USB flash drive that is at least 8GB in size. Use Disk Utility to erase the flash drive and reformat as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". Then, on a Mac with Optical Drive, use Disk Utility to RESTORE the Snow Leopard disc to the flash drive. Connect the flash drive to the MacBook Air. Restart the MacBook Air and hold the OPTION key. Select the flash drive to start up from. Now, you should be able to install Snow Leopard.
TIP: Consider doing installation of Snow Leopard on a separate partition from your current OS 10.5.8 installation. That way you can start up from either OS.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 04 12, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I am running 10.5.8 on a MACBOOK AIR and want to erase everything and upgrade to 10.6.)
My Leopard start up disk is missing after a house move. Do I need to buy a new copy of it and then the upgrade if I want Snow or just Snow?Answer
Just Snow! Buying Leopard again for the same computer would be madness, if you already have Leopard that is. If you just buy Snow Leopard you will be fine.
If you are on a budget, the $29 Snow Leopard install will work. It can be installed over Tiger, over Leopard OR over a freshly formatted partition or hard drive.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 11 19, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (my 2008 iMac OS system crashed, lost original discs, would like to update also, what will work?)