Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1884 Questions from the Community
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)
How to legally upgrade from Tiger now that the Mac Box Set Is no longer available?
I need to upgrade from OS X 10.4 to a more recent OS. I understood that this version of Snow Leopard (currently £26) was strictly for Leopard users - and although would technically work, the Mac Box Set was required for a properly licensed upgrade. However, since the release of Lion, it appears that the Mac Box Set is no longer available. Consequently, is this now the officially sanctioned route from Tiger to Snow Leopard (and also as a stepping-stone to Lion for a sufficiently spec'd Mac), or is any upgrade path from Tiger simply no longer available?
how many computers can i install on?
- Asked by Susan L from Miami
- 10 22, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (how many computers can i install on?)
If you get the single-licence for $29, then you can install it on one computer. If you get the family pack, then you can install it on up to five.
- Answered by Kevin M from Greenwood
- 10 29, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (how many computers can i install on?)
if i upgrade from tiger, do i have to backup all my files first?
- Asked by Aldo P from Alvin
- 02 25, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (if i upgrade from tiger, do i have to backup all my files first?)
I have a MB466LL/A, can I upgrade to Snow Leopard?
I just received my refurbished MB466LL/A and it's slower than my a1226! I'm running on 10.5.8, but want the newest available software for my new computer, what's my best option? Snow Leopard? Mountain Lion? Can I even install these on this computer, and will it improve the speed? My computer is telling me I have no software updates available, which makes me nervous that this computer can't run the newer softwares, and I'm sweating the decision to make this purchase, as it (so far) seems worse than what I had before. Please HELP, I'm new to the Mac world and stressing!
- Asked by Paige B from Tempe
- 07 31, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (I have a MB466LL/A, can I upgrade to Snow Leopard?)
Your computer is telling you there are no more Software Updates available because you have OS 10.5 and the furthest you can go in OS 10.5 is OS 10.5.8. "Software Update..." updates current software on your computer. It does the "free" updates. It will not advise on major new releases of software, such as transition from OS 10.5 (Leopard) to OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
Your MacBook with Core 2 Duo processor was released on October 14, 2008. It is Model ID MacBook5,1. If it has at least 1GB of memory It will have no problem running Snow Leopard.
I don't have info for this particular model as to the latest OS it will support. However model ID MacBook4,2 will support Lion (OS 10.7), and MacBook 5,2 will support Mountain Lion (OS 10.8). My hunch is that the furthest you can go is Lion (OS 10.7). The MacBook with ID MacBook4,2 was released October 14, 2008 (same as yours), whereas MacBook with ID MacBook5,2 was released January 21, 2009.
To improve speed, the usual remedy is to increase memory. The maximum memory that was officially supported by Apple for this MacBook is 4GB (although you can put in 8GB). Your MacBookPro A1226 (MA895, MA896, MA897 -- Model ID: MacBookPro3,1) is probably faster, even though it was released June 5, 2007, because it has a separate graphics processor (Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT), whereas your MacBook MB466LL/A has integrated graphics (Nvidia GeForce 9400M). The integrated graphics processor shares 256MB with the main memory on the computer. Integrated graphics results in a slower computer than having a separate graphics processor. Unfortunately, I don't think you can change the type of graphics processor inside MacBooks.
You can see how much memory you have by going to "About this Mac" in the Apple menu.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 08 1, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a MB466LL/A, can I upgrade to Snow Leopard?)
I have an intel based MAC, but when I go to order OS X Snow leopard, it will only let me order it at a local store. How do I download Snow Leopard?Answer
Snow Leopard has never been sold as a download.
It is only available on disc. Shipping is free if ordered from the Apple Store online.
If your make does not have an optical drive, there are three methods to install:
1) Connect your Mac to a network with a computer that has an optical drive. The computer can be a PC running Windows XP or Vista, or a Mac running OS 10.4.10 or later (OS 10.5 or OS 10.6 preferred). The Mac needs to be older than mid-2010. There is software on the Snow Leopard disc to allow Remote Install of the Mac OS from computers with optical drives.
2) Use an external optical drive. (This "should" work.)
3) Get a USB flash stick that is at least 8GB in size. Use Disk Utility to reformat it as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". On a Mac with optical drive, use Disk Utility to RESTORE the Snow Leopard disc to the flash drive. Connect flash drive to your Mac and restart while holding the Option key. Start up from the flash drive and install Snow Leopard.
what information do i need to upgrade my mac from 10.5.8 to 10.6
i recently bought an Intel imac late 2006 1.83ghz running 10.5 and i wanted to upgrade it to 10.6 but i don't have any of the original disks or any of the previous owners information. so i want to know if i need anything like the originals owners information or any of the disks that came with it.
- Asked by Josh S from Poulsbo
- 02 13, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (what information do i need to upgrade my mac from 10.5.8 to 10.6)
All you need is the Snow Leopard "retail" disk (the one sold at the Apple Store) and make sure you have at least 1GB of memory. (optical drive would also be very helpful).
The Snow Leopard installation does not need anything other than the Snow Leopard Install disk. It does not need a product key, previous owner's name, previous disks, or anything like that. Just a Mac from before about 2011 with an Intel processor and at least 1GB of memory.
1) If Snow Leopard is installed on a new partition, you can have a Mac that can start up from either OS 10.5 or OS 10.6.
2) Snow Leopard will install directly over OS 10.5, thus keeping all the present programs and data. (Programs must be able to run on an Intel processor. OS 10.5 was last OS to allow programs written for a PowerPC processor to run on an Intel-based Mac. However, one may still be able to download Rosetta from Apple, which will allow Snow Leopard to run PowerPC-based programs on an Intel-based Mac.)
3) If Snow Leopard is installed on a new partition, during the install the installer will search your Mac and ask if you want to import your OS settings, programs and/or data from the partition with the old OS to the new partition. Choose what you want to import in order to have any programs and data ready to use on the new partition. This method ensures that your old system, data and programs remain safe on the old partition in case your Mac suffers a power outage or other mishap during the install. If you should choose not to import, you will have a clean install . . . just like a new Mac.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 02 14, 15
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (what information do i need to upgrade my mac from 10.5.8 to 10.6)