Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1869 Questions from the Community
Will snow leopard enable me to use windows on my mac?
I need to use windows on my mac so that i can use a program called templot but i am worried that i will spend £25 on snow leopard and still not be able to use windows.......Would anyone be able to help me or refer something that will definitely work so as to not waste money on something i won`t need?
- Asked by Stephen P
- 03 13, 12
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does this version of mac os work for a fresh installation
- Asked by Mansour A from Lorain
- 09 22, 10
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- Answered by Frank V
- 10 3, 10
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What is the difference between a family and single user pack?
On the Software's Purchase Page it shows you can get a Single-User Pack for $29 and a Family Pack for $49.. What's the difference?
- Asked by Kyle W from Oklahoma City
- 06 12, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (What is the difference between a family and single user pack?)
The single-user pack allows you to install Snow Leopard onto One (1) Apple-labeled computer.
The Family Pack is described by Apple as:
"The Family Pack Software License Agreement allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple software on up to a maximum of five (5) Apple-labeled computers at a time as long as those computers are located in the same household and used by persons who occupy that household. By “household” we mean a person or persons who share the same housing unit such as a home, apartment, mobile home, or condominium, including students who are primary residents of that household but reside at a separate on-campus location. This license does not extend to business or commercial users."
- Answered by Matthew Y from Iowa City
- 06 13, 10
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No, you don't "need" to buy 2 discs, but you need to have a license for each Mac you install it on to.
The license that comes with the US$29 disk limits the installation of the OS to a SINGLE Apple-branded computer.
The license that comes with the Family Pack (US$49) allows installation on up to FIVE Apple-branded computers in the same household.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 02 2, 11
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what software I need to write the Traditional Chinese
- Asked by Kerry L from Surrey
- 04 29, 11
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do I have to have to original software disks to install OS Snow Leapard
hi there, i have by MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo, version 10.5.8 but i have lost the originals software disks. Can I instal the new sow leopard. thx
- Asked by Marsel M
- 11 24, 09
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I have a Power Mac G5 with Mac 10.4.11. Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard?
- Asked by Mary E. K from Brooklyn
- 11 14, 10
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No. The requirements for the OS are:
1) Intel-based Mac,
2) 1 GB Ram,
3) DVD drive,
4) 5 GB of available disk space.
but you can buy Mac OS X Leopard the requirements are
Processor must be any Intel, PowerPC G5 or G4 (867 MHz and faster)
DVD drive (for installation of the operating system)
At least 512 MB of RAM (additional RAM (1 GB) is recommended for development purposes)
At least 9 GB of disk space available.
- Answered by Richard K
- 01 16, 11
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can I put upgrade on my laptop and iMac?
If a buy a computer for a single use - can I use it on my laptop as well?
- Asked by Hilary T from London
- 07 13, 10
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No, not unless you purchased the Mac OS X 10.6 Family Pack. Mac OS X Snow Leopard Is single user licence.
- Answered by Thomas J from Southport
- 09 24, 10
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No! You will need a Macintosh with an Intel Processor in order to install Snow Leopard.
- Answered by Kevin M from Atlanta
- 10 20, 09
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i have windows vista can instal mac in hp system
my laptop model HP presario CQ 61-115 EE notebook
Can i instal MAC OS system
- Asked by Syed Sameeulla Q
- 03 19, 10
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Can I load Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.5.8?
Do I need to upgrade to snow leopard first, in order to install windows 7 using the boot camp assistant?
- Asked by Andrew B from Anacortes
- 06 17, 10
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No. You have to buy the DVD either from AppleStore on the web or from any retailer.
- Answered by Antonella G from Gaiola
- 10 31, 09
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I'm running OS X 10.5. The optical drive no longer works on my Mac mini and I can't get the new external drive to work. How can I install OS X 10.6?
I have the Snow Leopard disk, I just can't figure out how to get it on my computer. And, of course, with the new iPhone and iPad updates we can't share anything from our iTunes accounts without updating the mac mini.
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- Answered by Robert T from Chatham
- 04 12, 13
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I want to upgrade Leopard to Snow Leopard. I don't have anything extra on my Macbook Pro, only what came with it. Do I need to do a clean install?
Clean install necessary?
- Asked by Christina S from Bondi Beach
- 11 29, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (I want to upgrade Leopard to Snow Leopard. I don't have anything extra on my Macbook Pro, only what came with it. Do I need to do a clean install?)
No clean install is required,- Just purchase and install Snow Leopard.
This can then be used as a launching pad for lion and above if you wish.
Snow Leopard IS required before you can upgrade to lion as well if desired.
(make sure your MacBook meets the hardware criteria as described in the Snow Leopard requirements.)
What is the next best op. system to upgrade to on my MacBook (2008 with an intel core 2 DUO, system 10.5.8) without breaking the bank? Is it easy?Answer
No matter which OS you wish to finally upgrade to, you will need to first upgrade to Snow Leopard (OS 10.6).
Snow Leopard is available on disk for $19.99 from:
in Canada: storeDOTappleDOTcom/ca/product/MC573Z/A/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
in USA: storeDOTappleDOTcom/us/product/MC573Z/A/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
(replace each "DOT" with ".")
Once you have installed Snow Leopard, go to Apple Menu and do Software Updates to bring up to OS 10.6.8. OS 10.6.8 provides the "App Store" application to download the latest OS (currently the free Mavericks OS 10.9). The App Store also has Lion or Mountain Lion available once you have obtained/purchased a code from the online Apple Store (note: "Apple Store" is not same as "App Store"). However, for the 2008 MacBook (ID MacBook4,1 or MacBook4,2 in "About This Mac"), the furthest one can upgrade is Lion (OS 10.7).
The Lion download costs another $19.99. You can purchase redemption download code to use in the "App Store" application from:
in Canada: storeDOTappleDOTcom/ca/product/D6106Z/A/os-x-lion
in USA: storeDOTappleDOTcom/us/product/D6106Z/A/os-x-lion
When upgrading an OS, it is relatively easy. Patience is more important as it can take some time for the "upgrade" to complete. Note that some applications and drivers may not work in the newer OS. Personally, I install new Operating Systems on a separate partition, so I can start up from partition with older OS if I discover something didn't work in newer OS. Simply hold OPTION key during startup to choose the partition with the older OS.
I have OSX 10.4.11 and iWeb 1.1.2...if I upgrade to Snow Leopard, will I have to redesign my website completely when using the newer iWeb?
- Asked by Len B from College Point
- 02 25, 10
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i have a Mac mini 2009 2GHz intel core 2 duo mac, trying to upgrade to maverick however i am still on Mac Ox 10.5.8 what course should i take to upgrAnswer
In order to have access to the App Store from where you can download and install Mavericks, you will need OS 10.6.8 or later installed. (Do not confuse "App Store" with the "Apple Store".)
Step 1 is to install Snow Leopard and do "Software Update" to 10.6.8. (Snow Leopard is available from the "Apple Store".)
Step 2 is to open the App Store app and download and install Mavericks.
Mavericks requires at least 2GB of memory, and 8GB of hard disk space. The early 2009 Mac Mini is the earliest Mac Mini model that will support Mavericks.
can upgrade from g5 to snow leopard
- Asked by Eleanore E from Chicago
- 02 19, 13
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You can not upgrade a G5 to Snow Leopard. G5 maxes out at 10.5.8.
- Answered by Joshua F from Bowling Green
- 02 23, 13
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