Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1882 Questions from the Community
Do I have to update iPhoto with an upgrade to Snow Leopard or can I leave it as version 9.2.1 safely ?
I have an iPhoto Library of over 70,000 images and there have been a couple of times where some weird stuff has happened and I lost photos. I want to take advantage of a system update but have not updated iPhoto since 9.2.1 for fear of the whole thing crashing.
- Asked by Chris J from Port Douglas
- 04 25, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (Do I have to update iPhoto with an upgrade to Snow Leopard or can I leave it as version 9.2.1 safely ?)
I have a Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger and I have a Intel processor, Would it be necessary to buy the Mac Box Set or the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?Best Answer:
IF you are trying to go to OSX 10.7 then you will need to purchase the box set as you can not jump past an OS upgrade
Will up-grade to 10.6x from 10.4.11 erase the WindowsXP? The Win XP is inoperative. Just make it go away.
The Windows XP that came with Mac pro Intel based 10.4.11 has died. The mouse and everything in it is untouchable on the Windows side only. The Tiger side runs perfectly. I would just like to remove the XP and run a pure Snow Leopard OS machine. Will the simple upgrade to 10.6 do it or do I need to resort to more drastic measures?
- Asked by Ralph G from Gilbert
- 11 15, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Will up-grade to 10.6x from 10.4.11 erase the WindowsXP? The Win XP is inoperative. Just make it go away.)
I run OS X v 10.4 have just bought a time capsule but it says i need v10.5 to back up automatically is ther an upgrade or do i have to pay for it
my machine is a dual core power mac used for video editing with F Cut P with 2 x 2.66 GHz intel xeons running Tiger. Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard?
Is it still possible to purchase Snow Leopard upgrade for Mac purchased after July 1? Link on Store page for $9.99 takes you to $29.99 upgrade
The $9.99 upgrade shown in Store page for Snow Leopard doesn't have a "buy now" button, only a "learn more" button. Pushing that takes you to the $29.99 upgrade--can't find where to actually buy $9.99 upgrade.
- Asked by Nancy M from Manhattan
- 12 29, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Is it still possible to purchase Snow Leopard upgrade for Mac purchased after July 1? Link on Store page for $9.99 takes you to $29.99 upgrade)
we have multiple computers, and need to get to Lion. We'll buy the family pack for lion, but do we have to buy the family pack for snow leopard also
- Asked by Martin K from Charlotte
- 10 25, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (we have multiple computers, and need to get to Lion. We'll buy the family pack for lion, but do we have to buy the family pack for snow leopard also)
I think you should buy the Snow Leopard family pack.
Then you buy Lion from the App Store just once (no family pack) and can use it on all your computers.
running 10.4, want to install 10.5 and wait a while to install 10.6. If I buy the "10.6 box set" will that allow me to just install 10.5 Leopard?
- Asked by David C from Los Angeles
- 10 15, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (running 10.4, want to install 10.5 and wait a while to install 10.6. If I buy the "10.6 box set" will that allow me to just install 10.5 Leopard?)
The 10.6 box set includes Mac OS X 10.6.
If you want to install Max OS X 10.5 that would be a separate purchase.
Mac OS install discs always contain a single version of the Mac OS.
How should a single user set up an account to avoid access level problems?
- Asked by Trace H from Los Angeles
- 01 31, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (How should a single user set up an account to avoid access level problems?)
No, the installation process will prompt you with a way to upgrade while saving all of your settings.
- Answered by James B from Hillsborough
- 10 14, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (If I upgrade to Snow Leopard will I have to re do all of my settings ie. wireless set-up?)
I am not sure what you mean. I will assume to upgrade from Leopard to Snow leopard. therefore your answer would be no, all files are kept where you left them.
- Answered by David M from Sydney
- 01 14, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can i just simply upgrade to leopard? will it erase any of my files at all?)
do i have a graphics program on my mac book pro os x version 10.5.8? If so what is it? or what icon do I look for? I bought this mac in Sep09
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i have 10.4.11 i am trying to buy an iphoto book i've built but the software will no longer support that system. what's the best way to do this?
- Asked by J. T from Laguna Beach
- 12 15, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (i have 10.4.11 i am trying to buy an iphoto book i've built but the software will no longer support that system. what's the best way to do this?)
You don't say which OS you need to have for the iphoto book.
If you have an Intel-based Mac, with 1GB of memory, you can buy the US$29 Snow Leopard DVD. Although, it supposedly does not "automatically" upgrade from 10.4.11 to 10.6, all the tools to upgrade are on the DVD. I "upgraded" my OS 10.4.11 iMac using this DVD. Here are the steps I used:
1) First, keep (or clone to an external bootable drive) your old bootable partition with the old OS on it. This allows you to have a backup and still be able to start up with OS 10.4.11, if you wish to, after Snow Leopard is installed.
2) Start doing a clean install of Snow Leopard to a fresh partition. In order to do a clean install with the $29 DVD, you will have two options when you start up from the DVD... "Utilities" or "Continue". Select "Utilities" and when the Mac restarts, select "Disk Utilities" from the "Utilities" menu. Do a format of your "fresh" partition and then QUIT "Disk Utilities".
3) Now Snow Leopard will begin installing. During the install, it will search your Mac for all other partitions with an older OS and then ask you if you want to import your OS Settings, Applications and Files from one of those other partitions. Do this for a very smooth upgrade transition to the new OS. (If you decide to not import, then you will end up with a clean install of Snow Leopard instead.)
4) After restarting with the newly installed Snow Leopard, go to the Apple Menu and do Software Updates to bring your system up to OS 10.6.8.
5) All my Apps from OS 10.4.11 continue to work in Snow Leopard, but some of my printer drivers and scanner utility did not. Until I found those upgrades, I was still able to start up from the OS 10.4.11 partition to use my printers and scanner. To change the Start Up partition, either use the Start Up Disk in System Preferences... or press and hold "option" while your Mac starts up.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 12 16, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (i have 10.4.11 i am trying to buy an iphoto book i've built but the software will no longer support that system. what's the best way to do this?)