I have Tiger 10.4 can I directly upgrade to snow leopard?

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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    Yes. If you have an Intel processor and at least 1GB of memory.

    Two methods: 1) upgrade directly over 10.4, or 2) install Snow Leopard to a fresh partition (Snow Leopard will want to reformat the partition). During install, Snow Leopard will search all other bootable drives on your Mac and ask you if you want to import all applications, files, settings from your OS 10.4 partition. In the end you'll end up with 10.4 on one partition, 10.6 on the other partition and can start up from either partition and be using 10.4 or 10.6.