Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1888 Questions from the Community
what software do you need to open all those funky ms formats
The mac does not require extensions to filenames.
When trying to open a Microsoft file with some weird
extension on it I always get a message about needing
a program or something to open the file -this happens
most frequently when trying to read or view mail from
my PC friends.
There must be some software that will look at the extension
and translate it for me. Right?
Thanks for your time.
P.S. I am looking at the new Imac as a replacement for
this relic I am using.
- Asked by Spencer B from Marshall
- 09 22, 10
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I purchased my macBook Pro 2 weeks ago, and it came with Lion. I want to downgrade it to Snow Leopard. Can I buy this and use it to do that?
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Office Software will remain intact.
I upgraded from OS 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard and all my Microsoft Office 2004 and Adobe CS3 programs continue to work.
For myself, I installed Snow Leopard on a freshly formatted partition and during the installation I had the opportunity to import all my settings, files and/or applications. This way I have TWO start up disks. One with Snow Leopard, the other with OS 10.4.11 in case I have to go back to old system if something doesn't work quite right.
I upgraded a few months ago. But today I notice that Word 2004 does not always want to create a new document or open a document when you select those items from the File menu or by keyboard shortcut. However, Word documents do open when double clicked.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 01 8, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will the upgrade to snow leopard erase my current microsoft office or any other softwares in my mac?)
The simple answer is "no". I strongly recommend sticking to the OS version that comes with your Mac, or a supported successor.
The technical answer is that you can do it in some circumstances. This depends on the release date of the hardware in question.
Snow Leopard will work on hardware configurations that existed prior to or during it's life as the current version of OS X. For any hardware that is released after the launch of Lion, you cannot downgrade the operating system - it will not work.
Do not forget that AppleCare will not support a retrofitted configuration either - and with good reason!
- Answered by Rodney W from Niddrie
- 08 20, 11
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I am running OS 10.5.8 and run Parallels with Win XP SP3. Will 10.6 support Parallels? Is Bootcamp still supported?
- Asked by Edmund R from Hudsonville
- 10 10, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I am running OS 10.5.8 and run Parallels with Win XP SP3. Will 10.6 support Parallels? Is Bootcamp still supported?)
Bootcamp is still supported, just a newer version in 10.6. All other applications should run correctly.
- Answered by James A from Plaistow
- 10 13, 09
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OS X Snow Leopard Upgrade for multiple computers.
I have an iMac and a Macbook that need upgrading to Snow Leopard. Do I need to purchase 2 Snow Leopard DVD packages? Is there a family pack available? There is no description of the license requirements for Snow Leopard on the Apple Store page. (In fact, it's difficult to find Snow Leopard in the store at all!)
- Asked by Katherine K from The Woodlands
- 02 11, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (OS X Snow Leopard Upgrade for multiple computers.)
You "should" have a separate license for each Mac, but can use the same Snow Leopard DVD for all installations.
Before Lion and Mountain Lion were released, there was a Family Pack (which provided licenses for up to 5 macs in a household) and there was the "normal package" which provided a single license. Both packages contained the identical single installation disc, but provided a different number of licenses. Family Pack was $49, and the single license package was $29.
After Lion and Mountain Lion were released, the Family Pack was no longer available. BUT, the single license disc dropped in price to $20. (Which, in your case, makes buying two single license packages less costly than the Family Pack.)
When you are at the Apple Store website, simply type "Snow Leopard" in the search field at the top right (next to the "Support" tab).
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 02 12, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (OS X Snow Leopard Upgrade for multiple computers.)
Which version of Snow Leopard is on the retail disk currently for sale?
Is it 10.6.5 or earlier version?
- Asked by Zeljko V
- 03 25, 11
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It is 10.6.3, but you can update it until it says there are none left (pretty much last weeks' updates).
- Answered by Matthew M from Pleasanton
- 03 26, 11
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I an running 10.5.8 and I have an Iphone 5, will this purchase be sufficient in upgrading my software in order to be compatible with my Iphone 5?
I need to upgrade my itunes to 11.0.3, but my computer Model Identifier: MacBook5,2. which only upgrades to 10.5.8, and I need 10.6 or higher I believe. my question is, respectively, do I need to upgrade my software only or is there a hardware upgrade involved as well? will the $20 snow leopard disk be sufficient?
Can I install OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on a MacBook mid-2007 with a bard hard drive?
I have a MacBook, white
I got it without a hard drive, just the laptop. I have a 250gb hdd that will work with it.
This originally came with OS X 10.4 from my research.
Can I buy the $29 Snow Leopard and install it on the bare hard drive?
- Asked by Charles E from Bowie
- 09 20, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I install OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on a MacBook mid-2007 with a bard hard drive?)
Will PhotoElements 6 still work?
I am about to upgrade my Imac from 10.5.8 to Snow Leopard. Will Photoshop Elements 6 still work or do I have to get new software?
- Asked by Elizabeth F from Toronto
- 05 11, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (Will PhotoElements 6 still work?)
I have office 2004 for mac. so will it still work if i upgrade to snow leopard?
or do I also have to buy office 2008?
- Asked by Geraldina M from Inglewood
- 09 3, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I have office 2004 for mac. so will it still work if i upgrade to snow leopard?)
Hi, could anyone advise me:
I've just bought the Magic Trackpad. According to the Quick Start guide, it advised the user to update the Mac OS X to version 10.6.4. I do not know whether it is the right upgrade to buy Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
- Asked by Dominic C
- 08 7, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (magic trackpad)
Click the logo in top Left of screen, Click "About this Mac" Under MAC OS X it will say "Version 10.5.8 or 10.6.* if you have 10.5.* you need to upgrade to Snow Leopard which is 10.6.0
10.5.* is known as "Leopard"
If you have a Intel Dual Core processor or Higher, you should Upgrade to Lion 10.7
But I think in doing so you'll need to be at 10.6.8 in order to do so... I'm not a 100% sure if this is true… but I think it is. (You download Lion from the Mac App Store) icon is installed to your DOCK once you reach 10.6.7 i believe. maybe 10.6.6
- Answered by Harlan S from Springfield
- 08 21, 11
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how many family computers does family pack allow?
- Asked by Danielle W from Topanga
- 10 1, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (how many family computers does family pack allow?)
Hi, the family pack allows for installation on up to 5 computers. You can see more details on the separate product page for the family pack.
- Answered by Daniel M from Cupertino
- 10 2, 09
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what is the standard list of applications that comes with apple os 10.6.3?
- Asked by James M from Fairfield
- 05 29, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (what is the standard list of applications that comes with apple os 10.6.3?)
Audio MIDI Setup
Bluetooth File Exchange
Java Preferences and Web Start
Remote Install Mac OS X
- Answered by Joseph H from Worcester
- 07 31, 10
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how many times can I install the operating system?
I just bought this Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system. I have a question about how many times i can install it on my computer. I searched the question and found that it has limitation on how many computers it can install, but not times. Is it a disposable product that could only be used for one time?
- Asked by Ru N from Los Angeles
- 12 11, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (how many times can I install the operating system?)
How do I upgrade OS X to the latest version on my iMac G4 17"? How much will it cost me? I prefer to wipe and do a clean install.
- Asked by Hanson L from San Francisco
- 06 6, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (How do I upgrade OS X to the latest version on my iMac G4 17"? How much will it cost me? I prefer to wipe and do a clean install.)
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intel core dual is the same as intel core 2 dual?
- Asked by Amy W from Durango
- 08 13, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (intel core dual is the same as intel core 2 dual?)
will snow leopard run classic OS9 apps?
OS x 10.3.9 runs old apps in classic mode running a shadow OS9 will i be able to use these older apps with snow leopard?
- Asked by Patrick F from Mishawaka
- 10 20, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (will snow leopard run classic OS9 apps?)
I have OS X Leopard 10.5.8 and 1 Password 2.0. In upgrading both, should I upgrade to 1 Password 3.0 or Snow Leopard first?
- Asked by Samuel R S from Portland
- 01 4, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I have OS X Leopard 10.5.8 and 1 Password 2.0. In upgrading both, should I upgrade to 1 Password 3.0 or Snow Leopard first?)
Yes - the SL "Upgrade" is actually a full install. Boot from the DVD, go to disk utilities, and wipe your internal HDD. Then tell the Snow Leopard install disk to install itself onto the HDD, and you're off to the races.
- Answered by Chris K from Calgary
- 03 30, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (If I want to reformat my Macbook Pro, does the Snow Leopard upgrade CD contain the Operating System?)