Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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I am running Tiger. I want to upgrade to Mac Box Set 10.6. Will I need to back up all of my files and downloaded applications before upgrading?
- Asked by Adriane F from Washington
- 09 10, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I am running Tiger. I want to upgrade to Mac Box Set 10.6. Will I need to back up all of my files and downloaded applications before upgrading?)
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My Mac is 10.4.11, could use the £25 Snow Leopard to erase all the information on the laptop when it upgrades?
I want to start from scratch pretty much, so would it be possible to use the Snow Leopard upgrade to delete everything when it upgrades?
also, will iLife be deleted too?
I require Snow Leopard install disc 10.6.6 (or newest version possible). Which version of Snow Leopard am I likely to receive when ordered from store?
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I have Mac OS 10.5.8, but if I were to upgrade to the Snow Leopard, can I erase my harddrive and install a fresh new copy of Snow Leopard?Best Answer:
Yes, you can do this by using Disk Utility from your Mac OS X install disc to format the hard drive. Then, slip in your Snow Peopard install disc and then you will have a blank HD with a copy of Snow Leopard nstalled.
- Answered by Bharat I from Newcastle
- 11 30, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have Mac OS 10.5.8, but if I were to upgrade to the Snow Leopard, can I erase my harddrive and install a fresh new copy of Snow Leopard?)
I have OSX Panther on an older MacBook & would like to run an updated flash player. What operating system should I be using for this computer?
Can I 'upgrade' to normal Snow Leopard if I am running OS X 10.6 Server?
I am currently running OS X Server 10.6.4 but would like to go down to the retail version (mostly so I can use boot camp). Can I just purchase the $30 upgrade?
- Asked by Michael C from Barrington
- 07 11, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I 'upgrade' to normal Snow Leopard if I am running OS X 10.6 Server?)
Only if the eMac is Intel-based (which I doubt). Snow Leopard needs 1) Intel-based Mac, 2) minimum 1 GB RAM, 3) 5 GB of hard drive space, 4) DVD drive.
I should mention though, that after I upgraded from 10.4.11 to 10.6.5 on my iMac, the iMac is much less stable (especially if Safari 5 has been running).
OS 10.4.11 was one of the most stable Mac systems I have ever had since I started using Macs in 1988. I had to upgrade in order to run Adobe CS5.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 01 10, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (does this work on a emac (Mac OS X 10.4.11))
What are my options for migration from a Macbook Pro (2 GHz Intel Core Duo) OS 10.4.11 to a new Macbook Pro with OS 10.7?
- Asked by Steven K from Pinehurst
- 08 11, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (What are my options for migration from a Macbook Pro (2 GHz Intel Core Duo) OS 10.4.11 to a new Macbook Pro with OS 10.7?)
Quark 6.5 is PowerPC-based. Snow Leopard is Intel-based, but should be able to run PPC-based software when Rosetta is installed. However, Rosetta is not available for Lion and later. Snow Leopard is the last OS to offer Rosetta in order to run PPC-based software. Rosetta is an optional install in the Optional Installs package on the Snow Leopard install disk. (Note that Snow Leopard will not install on a PowerPC-based Mac.)
If you have an Intel-based Mac, my recommendation is to do the following:
1) Startup from the Snow Leopard install disk and use Disk Utility from the install disk to create a separate partition on the Mac's hard drive formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) … (if available, also select the GUID partitioning option). Install Snow Leopard to that partition. During install, the installer will ask if you want to import OS settings, files and/or applications from the OS 10.5.8 partition. ("Yes" if you do, "No" if you want a clean install.)
2) After Snow Leopard is installed and the Mac has started up in Snow Leopard, install Rosetta and see if you can install and run Quark 6.5. I would also recommend doing Software Update to bring Snow Leopard up to OS 10.6.8.
With the above method, you will still have the OS 10.5.8 partition. If you are unsuccessful with Quark 6.5 in Snow Leopard, you can still start up from the OS 10.5.8 partition to use Quark 6.5. Simply press the OPTION key during start up to choose between OS 10.5.8 or OS 10.6.8. I do this with some software that will not run in OS 10.8, but will only run in OS 10.6.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 11 10, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (If I upgrade to OS X Snow Leopard from 10.5.8 would I still be able to use Quark 6.5 or would I need to upgrade from 6.5.)
I own a mac book pro and a mac mini, do I have to buy more than one software of (snow leopard) or can i use my one to upgrade both machines.Answer
No, you don't have to it will load in both computers. I have done this already and it works fine. But make sure everything is up-dated before you start this. If have windows like I have on the other side, it works as good as before. I hope this info is what you're wanting answer...Have fun!
I have programs installed in 10.5.8 (e.g. Adobe stuffs), and what happen if I upgrade to Snow Leopard? do I need to reinstall everything?
- Asked by Murvin L from Burnaby
- 10 27, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I have programs installed in 10.5.8 (e.g. Adobe stuffs), and what happen if I upgrade to Snow Leopard? do I need to reinstall everything?)
My Mac updated without any removing any old applications. But always best to have a backup before any major update,
- Answered by Stephen C from Birmingham
- 11 16, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have programs installed in 10.5.8 (e.g. Adobe stuffs), and what happen if I upgrade to Snow Leopard? do I need to reinstall everything?)
You should have a license for each Mac.
I suggest getting the $49 Snow Leopard family pack. It will give you licenses to install on up to five macs in a household.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 04 1, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (i have a macbook, mac airbook and an imac, do i need to buy 3 snow leopard to upgrade them or just one is ok?)
If you have a Mac with an Intel processor and at least 1GB of memory, yes you can! You can use any Snow Leopard DVD (the retail versions) including the $29 DVD.
While some have upgraded directly to Snow Leopard directly over top of OS10.4.11, I preferred to take the following steps when I upgraded from OS10.4.11:
1) Do a "clean install" of Snow Leopard to a new partition. If necessary, clone your 10.4 partition to a temporary, bootable external hard drive.
2) All Snow Leopard disks can do a "Clean Install". But with the $29 disk you need to follow some extra steps, since "Erase and Install" is not part of the automatic installation... but the tools to do so are provided on the DVD.
Basically, when you put the Snow Leopard DVD into your Mac, you will be presented with two options: 1) to "Continue" with a standard upgrade, or, 2) go to "Utilities". Select the "Utilities" button (there will be a reboot in order to run from the DVD). In the new screen that appears, under the "Utilities" menu, select Disk Utilities to format your hard drive (or partition) that Snow Leopard is going on to. When you have finished formatting, QUIT from Disk Utilities, and the installer will then complete the installation of Snow Leopard. (Note: be prepared to wait for some time when the system reboots during installation as it copies and sets up all the files.)
3) At some point during the installation, the installer will search all other partitions for an older OS, and if found, the installer will ask if you want to import the OS Settings, Files and/or Applications from that partition. Do this for a very smooth transition from OS 10.4.11.
4) All my apps from OS 10.4 continued to work in Snow Leopard, but some of my printer drivers and scanner utility needed upgrades. Until I could find the upgrades, I was still able to Start Up from my OS 10.4 partition (press Option during start up) in order to use my printers and scanner in the meantime.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 05 4, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I Have a Mac OS X version 10.4.11 can I up grade it to 10.6 snow leopard-family)
can i get garageband on my pc
- Asked by Alex W from Missouri City
- 11 15, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (can i get garageband on my pc)
What version of Xcode is included now? Is it 3 still?
Im currently considering an upgrade to Xcode 4 but if it comes bundled with Snow Leopard or the upcoming Lion I shant bother...does anybody know?
- Asked by William J
- 05 19, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (What version of Xcode is included now? Is it 3 still?)
Is it possible to install Snow Leopard in an empty partition of Windows Vista? An how to...
I have Intel Dual Core Processor and my computer is a VAIO
- Asked by Rodrigo M from Puebla
- 10 30, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Is it possible to install Snow Leopard in an empty partition of Windows Vista? An how to...)
clean install iPhoto on mavericks
- Asked by Carl B from Lehi
- 05 9, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (clean install iPhoto on mavericks)
Updating 10.6 to it's most recent version (10.6.8) is free. Up"grading" to 10.8 would cost an additional $20.
- Answered by Adam G from Pulaski
- 10 13, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (if i purchase OX 10.6 now , Do I have to pay again to upgrade to the most current version?)