Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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My iMac came with OS X Leopard (sic) but its "About this mac" page says version 10.4.11 intel core 2. What's my best upgrading option?Answer
When did you purchase your iMac? There was a free upgrade option to Snow Leopard for a short period of time - Not sure whether this applies to your system or not.
Otherwise your best option would be to upgrade to Snow Leopard (£25).
Have a read around first though as there are some things that still need to be 'Sorted' although this is mainly to do with the 802.11n Airport Cards.
I have a macbook pro with Mac OS X 10.4.11 and want to upgrade to snow leopard, how do i do that and will it erase my stuff like itunes music?
- Asked by Jennifer T from El Segundo
- 04 17, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (I have a macbook pro with Mac OS X 10.4.11 and want to upgrade to snow leopard, how do i do that and will it erase my stuff like itunes music?)
If your MacBook Pro is Intel-based, here is what you can do.
1) Create a blank new partition for Snow Leopard. Perhaps borrow an external hard drive and clone all files from the internal partition with Tiger to the external HD, making sure you can start up Tiger from the external HD if needed. Then you can install Snow Leopard to the internal HD.
2) All Snow Leopard DVDs (including those advertised as upgrades) can do a Clean Install. Follow these instructions:
(replace each "DOT" with ".")
3) Sometime during the install, the installer will ask if you want to import your OS Settings, Applications and/or Files from the partition with Tiger on it. Do this.
4) Once you restart in Snow Leopard, do a software update to bring Snow Leopard up to the latest version.
5) After Step 3, all your applications and iTunes music, etc will be ready to use in Snow Leopard.
I followed these steps when moving from Tiger to Snow Leopard using the $29 install disk. Other than some printer drivers, a scanner utility and a minor issue with MS Word 2004... everything worked immediately. I had to find my own driver updates for some really oddball, obscure printers I have.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 04 18, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a macbook pro with Mac OS X 10.4.11 and want to upgrade to snow leopard, how do i do that and will it erase my stuff like itunes music?)
If you're talking about iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, etc., no. These programs are in the iLife Suite. If you have your original grey disks, the iLife suite is included on these disks. Or if you purchased iLife as a standalone, then obviously you can just reinstall from this. The only applications that come part of snow leopard are Safari, iChat, Photobooth, Mail, and other utilities.
- Answered by Cody T from Pearland
- 10 16, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (when i do a clean install snow leopard does it install applications that come with mac preinstalled with snow leopard)
10.5.8 is ok
- Answered by Alfred S from West Sacramento
- 11 20, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Do I need Snow Leopard OS to develop iPhone Apps using Xcode 3.*.* or is Leopard 10.5.8 still OK ?)
I have one Leopard and One Tiger Mac. Is it actually cheaper to get one Box set and one single user upgrade than getting the family pack?
- Asked by Scott P from San Francisco
- 03 9, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I have one Leopard and One Tiger Mac. Is it actually cheaper to get one Box set and one single user upgrade than getting the family pack?)
If I ran the math on this from here in Washington State, the short answer is that you'd break even with both options provided your newer Mac already had '09 software (which is possible if the newer Mac was purchased between February and September of '09).
1 Snow Leopard: $29
1 Box Set: $169
Subtotal: $198 +10% Tax=$219
1 Family Pack: $199 +10%=$220
Stay on guard. If the Tiger-based Mac is any model Mac from 2005 or earlier, it won't make the jump to Snow Leopard at all since you would have a PowerPC chip in it. Many features of the new suites require Intel chips, thus the box set would provide only limited benefit to older Macs than '06. Even with the Family Pack, you COULD move Leopard onto the older Mac and install iLife and iWork.
If BOTH Macs are newer than '06, then the more cost-effective upgrade would be the family pack. For the same price as your package (~$220 with tax up here included), you could cover both of them with one box and be sure each is up-to-date.
That's about the best info I have. Good luck!
I have a Mac Mini on 10.4.11 & I need to upgrade to Snow Leopard
It says on Snow Leopard spec that I need 1 gig of Ram and 3 gig of memory.
I have one of the early base models, 1.5GHz, Intel Core Solo, 512MB 667 MHz, will it still be able to handle SL?
- Asked by Jon M
- 04 7, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I have a Mac Mini on 10.4.11 & I need to upgrade to Snow Leopard)
Does snow leopard support HP Deskjet 6940?
I am installing Snow Leopard on my iMac purchased in July 2006. It now has Tiger, 10.4.11. My printer is HP Deskjet 6940. Will there be a print driver on Snow Leopard to support this printer?
- Asked by Mary M from Seattle
- 06 11, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Does snow leopard support HP Deskjet 6940?)
I have version 3.2(7b367) & I need version 4.0 or newer to be able to download books from the California library. How do I obtain this software?
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I have 2 mac in 10.5.8 do i need to buy 2 snow leopard?
I have 2 mac in leopard 10.5.8. I wanna upgrade it to maveric. But in order to do that i have to upgrade it first to snow leopard. Should i buy 2 copies of snow leopard or just 1. Thank you for the info
- Asked by Ardhian S
- 12 8, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (I have 2 mac in 10.5.8 do i need to buy 2 snow leopard?)
Nope. When you upgrade to Mac OS X Snow Leopard, your applications and settings are still preserved and any application designed for Mac OS X Leopard should run faultlessly on Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
I hope that this has answered your question.
- Answered by Alexander C from Wilburton, Ely
- 11 17, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (When updating will I loose the Microsoft for Mac software that I already have? It is for the version right before OS X 10.6.)
Hello. My Imac frequently stalls (Rainbow Mouse Pointer). I use OS X 1.5.8. Does it make sense to upgrade to Snow Leopard? Steven Switzerland
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Does Snow Leopard support Netscape Navigator?
- Asked by Thomas C from Peachtree City
- 01 20, 10
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Can a Macbook Pro 1.3 get updated to Snow?
I have the 15" MacBook Pro 1.3, with 2.2 Ghz, Core 2 Duo, 2 Gb memory, and 220 Gb HD. Can I upgrade to Snow? What is the highest upgrade I can get?
- Asked by George C from Charlotte
- 02 16, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Can a Macbook Pro 1.3 get updated to Snow?)
I would like to sync google contacts with my mac address book. Does Snow Leopard address this issue? I do not have an iphone or ipod. Thanks.
- Asked by Jeffrey S from Gardiner
- 11 16, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I would like to sync google contacts with my mac address book. Does Snow Leopard address this issue? I do not have an iphone or ipod. Thanks.)
My MBP was running 10.5.8. I formatted the drive and then realized I lost my 10.5.8 CD. Can I install 10.6 directly? If not, what to do?
- Asked by Rus M from New Haven
- 03 16, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (My MBP was running 10.5.8. I formatted the drive and then realized I lost my 10.5.8 CD. Can I install 10.6 directly? If not, what to do?)
Yes, you can install it directly.
- Answered by Matthew M from Pleasanton
- 03 18, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (My MBP was running 10.5.8. I formatted the drive and then realized I lost my 10.5.8 CD. Can I install 10.6 directly? If not, what to do?)
I am running 10.4.11 and am based in India. Is there an online or over the air download for me? It seems it keeps asking for shipping...
I have wanted to upgrade for some time and am looking for the easiest way to do this.
I have a fast enough internet connection to download the upgrade.
Is there somewhere I can pay and download (with the option of shipping in addition)?
India based consumer...
- Asked by Mayank U from New Delhi
- 02 20, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I am running 10.4.11 and am based in India. Is there an online or over the air download for me? It seems it keeps asking for shipping...)
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