If I upgrade now from Leopard to Snow Leopard, and sometime in the future my computer crashes - will I need also Leopard installation to restore ?

I have Leopard now. If I upgrade to Snow Leopard, and in the future I'll need to reinstall my computer - will I need also the Leopard installation in addition to the Snow leopard that I upgraded to ?

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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  • Best Answer:

    If your computer shipped with 10.5 Leopard the only thing on those disks that the Snow Leopard won't have is what Apple calls the "Application Disks". If your Hard-drive crashes or you face software problems and need to restore, you should be able to install the Snow Leopard DVD first, then insert your Application Disk to get your iLife back on the computer.

    If you recently purchased an upgrade for iLife, then you can skip the Application Disks and install the iLife Disk if you purchased one.

    The Snow Leopard is meant to be used for a fresh install as well as upgrading from 10.5 to 10.6.

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