can I upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard from mac osx on my mac2.1. or do I need some other middle step to improve my system?

Macbook 2.1 purchased several years ago.

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

1 Answer from the Community

  • Not enough information to give a complete answer. (MacBook 2.1 probably refers to the 2.1 GHz Intel Duo 2 Core processor.)

    Basically, if you go to the Apple menu and select "About this Mac", look for the following:
    1) Processor is "Intel" based (the word "Intel" must be in the description).
    2) At least "1 GB" of memory.
    Also, you need at least 5GB of free space on your hard drive and a DVD drive.

    If you meet ALL of the above requirements, then you can install Snow Leopard. But note that Snow Leopard may need to reformat a partition on your hard drive in order to install... so I recommend backing everything up and having a bootable clone of your current OS partition before installing Snow Leopard.

    I have instructions on how to "upgrade" directly from OS10.4.11 to Snow Leopard. Please submit another question with the following "Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard from Mac OS 10.__.__?" Fill in your current OS version, and provide details about your processor and memory (all this information is in "About This Mac" under the Apple Menu. Then a detailed answer can be provided.