Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1888 Questions from the Community
Will Safari run faster with Snow Leopard? I'm seeing the beach ball way too often with Leopard. Also iWork run faster?
- Asked by Susan R from Lanesville
- Feb 16, 2010
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can i really buy os mac and install it on my pc, i didn't download the os microsoft yet, and install it as running os?? and use on old pc's , or
With Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, do you need to have a previous version to run this Version? Or can you just load it into the system?
What I am trying to do is run a VR computer and I want to load MAC OS X Snow Leopard. If I do this will I have to have a previous version of MAC OS X or can this version be able to boot?
- Asked by Edward A from Kansas City
- May 21, 2017
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Can OSI 6 be updated to OSI 9?
My macbook pro was purchased in 2009. Can I update the OSI 6. to OSI 9?
- Asked by Judy D from Victoria
- Dec 30, 2015
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You can upgrade directly from OS 10.6.8 to OS 10.7, OS 10.8, or 10.11.
OS 10.9 and OS 10.10 are not available (unless you have already downloaded them with your Apple ID). Any Mac that can run OS 10.9 or OS 10.10 can also run OS 10.11. OS 10.9, OS 10.10 and OS 10.11 were/are all free. To download and install OS 10.11, simply use the App Store app on your Mac. (App Store app is on all Macs from OS 10.6.8 and later.)
OS 10.7 and OS 10.8 are available by purchasing a redemption code from the online Apple Store, then follow instructions to redeem code through the App Store app to download and install those versions of OS X.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- Jan 10, 2016
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What was the first version of Safari for Mac OS?
- Asked by Kenneth E from East Brookfield
- Mar 22, 2017
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is there an update from OSX10.11.6 el Capitan?
- Asked by Judith I from Sylmar
- Jun 9, 2017
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I have a imac OS X 10.4.11 what can i upgrade to
I have a imac OSx10.4.11 2.16 GHz intel core 2 duo memory 3 GB 667MHz
What can I upgrade to the newest product and how do I do it
- Asked by Lavondia G from Cumberland
- Feb 21, 2013
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A) Snow Leopard will work on your Mac. Buy Snow Leopard DVD through Apple Store (online or retail store). Install Snow Leopard and once installed, do software updates from under the Apple menu to update OS to OS 10.6.8.
Note: My preference is to install Snow Leopard to a separate partition from OS 10.4.11. During install, the installer program will search your Mac for other partitions with an OS, and ask if it can import OS settings, files and applications from that partition. Do this for a smooth transition to Snow Leopard. (I prefer to do upgrade this way, because it keeps my OS 10.4.11 intact in case something (like a power failure) should happen during the upgrade.) Afterwards you can either delete the OS 10.4.11 partition, or keep it and have a dual boot Mac (press option key during start up).
B) You need OS 10.6.8 installed in order to upgrade the OS further. I don't believe Lion is available anymore. So the latest OS is Mountain Lion. Depending on when your Mac was introduced will determine if Mountain Lion will work on your Mac. If you have OS 10.4.11, I assume you got your Mac before 2008, which would make it unlikely that Mountain Lion supports it. Search online for "System Requirements for Mountain Lion" to find out for sure.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- Feb 24, 2013
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I have 10.6.8 on imac with 1GB. Can you please advise what I can upgrade to. Thanks.
I want to install a passport Hard Drive, however, it is advising that I need at least OS X 10.8 or later. I am unable to download Sierra so do I need to download each update in turn?
- Asked by Ann N
- May 29, 2017
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How can I upgrade OS X 10.6.8 to OS X 10.8.2?
I need OS X 10.8 to connect my Nokia Lumia 520 to my Mac.Where and how can I upgrade or update my OS X 10.6.8. When I check for updates it says I have the newest version
- Asked by Don V
- Jul 20, 2013
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You would have to buy the Mountain Lion install disk from Apple, it costs $20
- Answered by Nerissa N from Middletown
- Dec 14, 2015
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Can I upgrade my macbook2,1 to OSX 10.6 or more
I have an old macbook2,1. 2.16 GHz Intel core 2 Duo running OSX 10.5.8. How far up can it be upgraded effectively.
It has 1GB Ram
- Asked by Joseph B from Montvale
- Jan 31, 2017
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Hi, I have a MacBook A1278, serial number is WQ848GP21AQ. I need a iOS CD or DVD for this. Which one should I buy and how much it cost?Thank you.Answer
There are 12 models of MacBook that match the A1278 model number. It would be much easier to fully answer question if you could provide the Model ID. (The Model ID is found by going to "Apple Menu" --> "About This Mac" --> "More Info" --> "System Report". Under "Hardware Overview" will be the "Model Identifier".)
Since all the MacBooks have an Intel Processor you can install Snow Leopard (US$20 from the online Apple Store) and then do software update to bring it up to OS 10.6.8. (OS 10.6 requires at least 1GB of RAM.) OS 10.6 is delivered by mail on a DVD.
Once running OS 10.6.8 you can then upgrade directly to a later version of OS X by using the App Store app that comes with OS 10.6.8. (All versions of OSX after OS 10.6 require at least 2GB of RAM and install through a download via the App Store app.)
If your ID is MacBook5,1 or MacBookPro5,5 the max official operating system is OS 10.11 (El Capitan) (free).
If your ID is MacBookPro7,1, MacBookPro8,1 or MacBookPro9,2 the max official operating system is OS 10.12 (Sierra) (free). Sierra is the latest OSX released.
(Note: If your MacBook supports Sierra, then the App Store app will not make El Capitan available. However, Sierra requires OS 10.7 or later, so you still need to install El Capitan first.)
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- Mar 15, 2017
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OS X 10.9.5 is the latest point release of Mavericks. Snow Leopard is OS X 10.6.x. If you're currently running Snow Leopard, you won't be offered 10.9.5 as a Software Update, but if your Mac supports it you can get it from the Mac App Store.
- Answered by Robert T from Chatham
- Sep 29, 2014
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upgrade to mountain lion I have snow leopard 10.68
- Asked by M.peter B from London
- Mar 27, 2015
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how do i upgrade from 10.6.8 to 10.12.4
Have checked the Ram and harddrive, confirmed they can support the latest version, if I need to purchase up to next level before upgrade please send me the link. Thank you
- Asked by Carey L
- Mar 28, 2017
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What software package comes with OS X v10.6.8?
- Asked by Kenneth H from Sacramento
- Mar 16, 2015
- Flag as inappropriate (What software package comes with OS X v10.6.8?)
The Snow Leopard install DVD does not come with software packages such as iLife or iWorks.
Once installed and updated to OS 10.6.8, your Mac will have:
1) the Mac Operating System
2) Utilities (such as Disk Utility, Activity Monitor, Boot Camp Assistant, Terminal, Migration Assistant, Keychain Access)
3) Applications (such as Text Edit, App Store, Automator, Calendar, Calculator, Font Book, Dashboard, Mission Control, System Preferences, Stickies.)
Note: if you already have iLife or iWorks applications such as garageband, iMovie, iphoto, etc, they can be imported into the Snow Leopard partition during installation. If doing a clean install to a "fresh" partition, the installer will search for other partitions with older OS and then ask if you want to import the OS settings, applications and/or data from one of the partitions with an older OS.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- Mar 18, 2015
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