Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1862 Questions from the Community
You don't have to reinstall *all* third party apps, but some that are known to be incompatible are disabled once the upgrade is complete. Those you will need to either reinstall or replace.
- Answered by Nicholas S from Santa Clara
- 10 9, 09
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2 QUESTIONS. I own a HP computer with 7 OS. Are there any negatives using a Mac wired keyboard with my computer? Also, should I install the 0.6 Leopar
I own a HP computer with 7 OS. Are there any negatives using a Mac wired keyboard with my computer? Also, should I install the 10.6 Snow Leopard CD? Will it work with the HP? Finally, can I use the wireless mouse with my HP computer?
I want to download Java 7 will Snow Leopard be enough or shall I jus go for Mountain Lion even it hasn't good reviews? I have 2007 Spftware version.Answer
According to the Java website, Java 7 will not run with Snow Leopard (OS 10.6). Java 7 requires at least Lion (OS 10.7.3).
To download Mountain Lion (OS 10.8), one needs to have Snow Leopard already installed and updated to OS 10.6.8 in order to have access to the App Store.
(Lion is no longer available through the App Store, but may be available as a Legacy product through Apple Customer Service.)
Before upgrading to any of these OS systems, make sure your Mac meets the System Requirements.
For example: Snow Leopard requires Intel-based Mac with at least 1GB of memory,
Mountain Lion requires at least 2GB of memory and a Mac built since mid-2007 to early-2008 (date depends on the Mac Model).
If you prefer the reliability of the OS you are currently running, consider using Disk Utility to create a new partition on your hard drive and format it as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Then install Snow Leopard (during install the installer will search your Mac for other partitions with older OS and ask if you want to import OS Setting, files and apps -- do this if you want a copy of all your stuff moved over to the new partition, otherwise don't do it so you have a "clean install"). After updating Snow Leopard to OS 10.6.8, download and install Mountain Lion. (Note: if you are already using Snow Leopard, then use Disk Utility to "RESTORE" the old partition to the new partition (thereby creating a clone), and then start up from one of the partitions and download and install Mountain Lion to that partition.)
Now you have two partitions, each with a different OS. Simply change Start Up disk System Preference to use either OS (or press OPTION while starting up). My current Mac has 6 different Start Up "disks" for different testing purposes and to allow me to use my old scanner which is not compatible with the newer Operating Systems.
can it make your dock colored
- Asked by Ben B from Belden
- 12 3, 10
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if I upgrade from 10.5.8 to 10.6 will I get the updated 10.6.8 for free?
- Asked by Aislinn G from Eugene
- 02 26, 13
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Yes, after installing 10.6, simply select Software Update from the Apple menu and you'll be offered the 10.6.8 update.
- Answered by Robert T from Chatham
- 02 27, 13
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Which Disc do you put in the boost Camp ?
- Asked by Jesse B
- 10 16, 09
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do i have to have mac os v 10.6 snow to run icloud?
- Asked by Scott G from Casper
- 12 27, 11
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You have to have 10.7 which is called Lion to be able to use the features that are included in iCloud.
- Answered by Bo B from Ashburn
- 03 11, 12
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What do you have to do to install it
- Asked by Robert M from Houston
- 10 22, 10
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If I was to purchase Snow Leopard, would I be able to run it using a program like: Windows Virtual PC or Virtual Box on a PC running Windows 7???
If you have 10.3.9 you have a Powerpc Mac..Call Apple and order a copy of Os x 10.4 or os x 10.5 (if your computer meets the minimum requirements for 10.5) and they will send them to you for 130 a copy they may be cheaper
- Answered by Malik Colen C from Folsom
- 01 29, 10
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If I have Mac OS X 10.5.8 do I need Snow Leopard and Lion to make the new iPhone 4S and my Mac run iCloud?
I just got the iphone 4S and took it in to the Apple store for set-up. The store is over an hour away from my home so I'm quite surprised they didn't tell me I needed these software updates to run iCloud.
- Asked by Pamela M from Twin Lake
- 01 7, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (If I have Mac OS X 10.5.8 do I need Snow Leopard and Lion to make the new iPhone 4S and my Mac run iCloud?)
You can access iCloud in 10.5.8 through the web browser (Safari). This is actually reasonably convenient, and a good solution that I use for my old PowerBook G4 (a 2002 Mac running 10.5.8).
To get "native" access to iCloud on the Mac (Contacts, Calendars, Bookmarks etc.) you need OS X 10.7 (aka Lion). To upgrade to Lion, you need a Mac with a Core 2 Duo processor (or better) and at least 2 GB of RAM.
- Answered by Rodney W from Niddrie
- 01 10, 12
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Hi I am running osx 10.4 which has Ical 2.0 I would like to update to Ical 3.0 or higher so that i can sync with G cal do I need to upgrade my os
Mac OS X 10.6.6 Snow Leopard
- Answered by Thomas J from Southport
- 01 9, 11
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Once you are updated to OS 10.6.8 and have at least 2GB of memory, you can upgrade directly to OS 10.8 by using the App Store app.
However, OS 10.8 does not support iMacs older than mid-2007.
Go to Apple --> About This Mac --> More Info --> System Report --> Hardware Overview.
If the model ID of your iMac is iMac6,1 or less, your iMac is too old.
If the model ID of your iMac is iMac7,1 or higher, your iMac meets the system requirements for OS 10.8.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 08 30, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have just upgraded my iMac to Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6. Can I upgrade to Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion straight away.)
no you wouldn't lose your stuff, you can just click upgrade.(it is already set to default when you install a system.)
- Answered by Jeremy D from Melbourne
- 10 22, 09
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I just bought snow leopard but before I install it, I am curious. . . will it cancel my installed programs, such as Adobe Creative Suite?Best Answer:
No, if you Upgrade, all your current programs on your system will remain intact. Also your documents and personal files will remain intact.
- Answered by Carlos V from Alexandria
- 12 24, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I just bought snow leopard but before I install it, I am curious. . . will it cancel my installed programs, such as Adobe Creative Suite?)
if I purchase Snow Leopard, will it come with iLife '11 ?
- Asked by Alket P from Sterling Heights
- 11 6, 11
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The $169 Mac Box Set packaged Snow Leopard with iLife '09 and iWorks '09.
Your best bet is to buy the $29 Snow Leopard DVD and install it, then buy iLife11 for $49 (these are single license prices. Family packs for 5 Macs cost $49 for Snow Leopard and $79 for iLife'11). Snow Leopard will also run older iLife apps if you have those already (eg I use iLife apps from before mid-2007 with Snow Leopard).
The $29 Snow Leopard DVD will do a clean install and/or upgrade your old OS. (As long as you have an Intel-based Mac.)
Here is how I upgraded from OS 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard.
1) First, keep (or clone to an external bootable drive) your old bootable partition with the old OS on it.
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) 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
- 11 7, 11
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I guess the only way to buy Snow Leopard is by disks--no download?
- Asked by Martin W from Lincoln
- 12 30, 09
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- Answered by Colin T
- 10 7, 11
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can i up grade my ibook g4 with os x to the new leopard
- Asked by Christopher G from Ottawa
- 12 1, 09
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You cannot no.
- Answered by Will V from Glendora
- 10 22, 10
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