Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1869 Questions from the Community
will this snow leopard upgrade work on IMac 9.1 running OS X 10.5.8
I'm almost computer illiterate. My macbook pro has crashed (hard drive dead) & I'm now using my old desktop iMac, it's running Mac OS X 10.5.8 Any assistance is appreciated.
Details of system wanting to upgrade are :
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac9,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: IM91.008D.B08
SMC Version (system): 1.44f0
- Asked by Simon J from Pacific Pines
- 06 19, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (will this snow leopard upgrade work on IMac 9.1 running OS X 10.5.8)
I have 10.5.8 and Logic Pro Academic. I would like to upgrade for 64 bit support. Does the 9.1 upgrade to 64 bit apply to academic version as well?
Can Mac OS Snow Leopard be installed on an early 2014 MacMini (2.3 gHZ Intel Core i7, 64 bit, 8 GB RAM)?
Snow Leopard would be installed on a thunderbolt external hard drive so that the Mac Mini can run older software not compatible with Mavericks and later Mac OS.
- Asked by Charles V from Scottsdale
- 12 10, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Can Mac OS Snow Leopard be installed on an early 2014 MacMini (2.3 gHZ Intel Core i7, 64 bit, 8 GB RAM)?)
You will most likely not be able to "install" Snow Leopard, but you may be able to "use" Snow Leopard on your MacMini.
I purchased a refurbished 2011 iMac direct from Apple in 2013. It came with OS 10.8. I could not install Snow Leopard on that iMac (the installer software would not run). However, if Snow Leopard was already installed on an external hard drive using an older iMac, then Snow Leopard ran without any issues on the refurbished iMac when the external drive was connected to the refurbished iMac.
I encountered same situation as you where I have some software, including a driver for an expensive scanner, that will not run on anything after OS 10.6.8. I have Snow Leopard running with the scanner software on a small partition on the refurbished iMac's internal hard drive. I did this by creating a small 8GB partition on an older iMac and installed Snow Leopard there. Then used Disk Utility to make a DMG image of the partition and copied the DMG to a USB drive. Connected USB drive to refurbished iMac, moved DMG file to main partition on internal drive and, using Disk Utility, RESTORED the DMG to a new 30GB partition on internal drive. (Make sure the new partition has been formatted as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled) before restoring the DMG to it.) Snow Leopard runs perfectly . . . I can use scanner anytime I startup from that partition . . . life is good.
On Macs, one does not need a separate external HD to be able to run different versions of OS X. Each partition on a HD can have its own OS installed. One can also install the same OS on different partitions to test various OS configurations, or test software during development, knowing it will not make a mess of your main OS installation. Simply use the Start Disk system preference, or press the OPTION key during start up to choose partition to start from.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 12 11, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can Mac OS Snow Leopard be installed on an early 2014 MacMini (2.3 gHZ Intel Core i7, 64 bit, 8 GB RAM)?)
I have an Mac Pro 2009 and a MacBook Pro. Can I install Snow Leopard on both using the one disk? Or do I have to purchase two versions of Snow LeopardAnswer
A single disk can be used to install Snow Leopard on multiple Macs, however you should have a license for each Mac and the only way to obtain a license is to purchase the Snow Leopard disk. Think of it this way: the disk is only the medium, the license is $19.99.
Make sure that your Macs were not released AFTER OS 10.7 (Lion) was released. Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) may not support Macs that were released after Lion was released. Lion was released July 20, 2011, so your 2009 Mac Pro should be okay. There were some MacBook Pro models released after July 2011, so I would be cautious with these models.
I have an iMac model that was released on May 3, 2011, but I purchased from the Apple Store, refurbished, in 2013 with OS 10.8 preinstalled. The Snow Leopard disk would not install on it, but the iMac will run Snow Leopard from a disk that had been connected to a 2006 iMac and had Snow Leopard installed by the 2006 iMac.
The Mac Box Set contained 3 DVDs of software packaged together. Depending on when bought, it included: Snow Leopard OS (or Leopard OS), iLife and iWorks.
If you google "Mac Box Set", some online retailers still list it, but you'd have to check to see if still available at each retailer.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 08 10, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is the Snow Leopard software the same as the Mac box set? I can't find the Mac Box Set listed.)
I am trying to connect a PowerBook G4 to a TV. What connection cable do I need?
- Asked by Carrie H from South Lake Tahoe
- 10 11, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I am trying to connect a PowerBook G4 to a TV. What connection cable do I need?)
I have an old mac book g4 10.4.11 Power Pc is there any way to run mac ox x Tiger on it?
i don't really know much about this so HeLp!!! plz
- Asked by Mynor R from Los Angeles
- 11 27, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I have an old mac book g4 10.4.11 Power Pc is there any way to run mac ox x Tiger on it?)
If I'm not mistaken, you are running Tiger. If you want Snow Leopard, You might have to buy a new Mac because Snow Leopard doesn't run on non-Intel processors.
- Answered by William L
- 10 10, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have an old mac book g4 10.4.11 Power Pc is there any way to run mac ox x Tiger on it?)
You can just buy snow leopard single pack. Family pack is only good if you want to use it on more than one mac.
- Answered by Ryan J from Leicester
- 10 30, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have an intel mac, but I have no os or system disks. What do I need to buy? Is the Family Pack good enough?)
No, your machine has a PowerPC G5 processor, and the Intel processor and motherboard architecture are completely different. The only solution to upgrading is to sell this machine and buy a new Intel based one.
- Answered by Trevor I from Victoria
- 12 31, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a iMac G5 with a CPU PowerPC G5 (3.0). Can I get an Intel processor installed in it so I can Snow leopard?)
Yes you will need to purchase snow leopard to enable iLife 11 to work. iLife 11 does not work on any other old mac os x systems.
- Answered by Ryan J from Leicester
- 11 2, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (i have version mac os x 10.5.8 bought ilife 11 do i need to buy 10.6.3. no one told me at store if so)
I want to use my new iPod Touch and my new Magic Mouse!!!!
So, I bought a new iPod Touch and got a Magic Mouse for Christmas. Low and behold, I can't use either of them. Why? Because I need to upgrade my computers. Clever Apple, very clever!!!!
I have an old PowerBook and a newer iMac. Both are running OS 10.4.11. Therein lies the issue.
I can upgrade both to OS 10.5 and use my iPod and Magic Mouse on both computers.
- or -
I can upgrade my iMac to OS 10.6 and use the iPod and Magic Mouse only on the iMac (can't upgrade PowerBooks past 10.5).
I really don't want to shell out the money ($170 U.S., as I live in Taiwan and it's more expensive here) to buy the OS 10.6 Box Set to upgrade my iMac. Also, if I only upgrade the iMac, my PowerBook is left out in the cold and I can't use either of my new toys on it.
Ideally, I'd like to buy OS 10.5 and upgrade both of my computers. This would also be the less expensive option, AND it would allow me to use my new toys on both computers. I don't really need all the new bells and whistles with 10.6, so 10.5 is just fine for my needs.
After this long-winded diatribe, my question is:
Is there anywhere that I can buy Mac OS 10.5?
Thanks to anyone who can offer assistance!
- Asked by Yilun C
- 01 13, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (I want to use my new iPod Touch and my new Magic Mouse!!!!)
You can get the 10.5 but you have to purchase it from Apple. You can call them and they will nicely show you the way. I'd say Apple has one of the best customer service teams of any business I know of.
One thing you can try is requesting a Replacement Copy of the 10.5.6 Software due to the fact you are stuck, and that would basically allow you a free copy of the software. But you better ask nicely. Due to the fact you need the software to use your new "Apple" devices, they may accommodate or at least give you a deal. I will tell you, I personally had this issue, and the resolution worked out WONDERFUL when I called them. Good luck!
- Answered by Todd G from Costa Mesa
- 01 19, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I want to use my new iPod Touch and my new Magic Mouse!!!!)
is my HP Laserjet 1600 printer compatible with Snow Leopard
At the moment I am running OS 5.8 and don't seem to be able to find drivers for my HP Laserjet 1600 printer that will work with this. This model of printer seems to be supported by Snow Leopard, is this the case? If so do I need to upgrade to Snow Leopard in order to use my printer. I have an entry level Mac Book.
- Asked by Catherine E
- 02 9, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (is my HP Laserjet 1600 printer compatible with Snow Leopard)
I have a single user Leopard package, if I buy the snow leopard family pack upgrade will that then cover 5 family users. Thanks JBAnswer
You can upgrade up to five mac running leapord within the family. :)
- Answered by Narasimha R from Chennai
- 10 13, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a single user Leopard package, if I buy the snow leopard family pack upgrade will that then cover 5 family users. Thanks JB)
I have a Mac os x version 10.5.8, Which snow leopard should I get
- Asked by Steve W from Sherman Oaks
- 03 7, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I have a Mac os x version 10.5.8, Which snow leopard should I get)
With the new snow leopard,does the photo booth app upgrade as well?
when u buy the new snow leopard does the photo booth app uprade also.like will the effects be just as good as the ones on the leopard?
- Asked by Gabby P
- 10 11, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (With the new snow leopard,does the photo booth app upgrade as well?)
Installing bootcamp on Macbook Pro
my Macbook Pro is delivered with the snow leopard pre-installed. But if I want to install Bootcamp, do I need to buy the Snow leopard box set?
- Asked by Eng Huang F
- 12 5, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Installing bootcamp on Macbook Pro)
You have 10.4 (Tiger) which requires the Mac Box Set to upgrade to Snow Leopard. The Mac Box Set includes iLife '09 and iWork '09. Your question did not say what version of iLife you have but I'm guessing it's '09 because that requires at least 10.5 (Leopard). You can try to return / sell / giveaway that copy of iLife '09 as the Mac Box Set will include it.
- Answered by Patrick W from Oviedo
- 10 15, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (My Imac is OS X 10.4.11 and I have ilife but I can't use it because I don't have the latest version, would this help?)
What does it take to upgrade iBook G4 from 10.4.11 to Leopard or Snowleopard
I would like to upgrade my iBook G4 to Snow-leopard 10.6, what do I have to do or buy or install first, I'm not a computer-whiz, and electronics make me feel real dumb.
Some body please explain it in a simple language. Thanks :-))
- Asked by Ulrike M from Palm Springs
- 10 31, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (What does it take to upgrade iBook G4 from 10.4.11 to Leopard or Snowleopard)