Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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10.6 (Snow Leopard)
If you have Panther or lower you will most likely not to be able to install S/L. Remember you must have a Intel Mac to install it.
- Answered by Viola R from Tucson
- 03 28, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Which OSX 10 do I have?)
Will an upgrade from Leopard(10.5.8) to Snow Leopard still allow my iWorks (12.2.4) to run, or will i need to upgrade all.
- Asked by Becky T from Brecksville
- 06 5, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Will an upgrade from Leopard(10.5.8) to Snow Leopard still allow my iWorks (12.2.4) to run, or will i need to upgrade all.)
Is it true you can only install windows 7 on a bootcamp partition when you have a pre-installed (not upgraded) version of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?
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Will i run into any problems if I upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard if I don't buy the box set?
So basically i want to know if i buy the single user snow leopard for 29.99 rather than the box set for 169.99 will it cause any problems to my laptop? My macbook pro is intel-based so it shouldn't have any problems.
- Asked by Rosangela S from Methuen
- 02 5, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Will i run into any problems if I upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard if I don't buy the box set?)
I have option to install windows on macbook but bootcamp readme says I need Mac installation disk Must I purchase? 10.6 came preinstalled.Answer
Yes, Boot Camp says the drivers to initilize the windows Install are located on Leopard install disk.
Does Snow Leopard come with Boot Camp
- Asked by Steven M
- 02 2, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Does Snow Leopard come with Boot Camp)
Yes, Snow Leopard includes the latest version of Boot Camp (and updated drivers for Windows 7). If you already have a Windows partition on your Mac's internal or an external drive, Snow Leopard will let you access them just as before; you don't need to run Boot Camp again just because you upgrade to Snow Leopard.
- Answered by Eric O from Los Angeles
- 02 3, 10
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Can I continue print to my apple laserwriter select 360 after upgrading to Snow Leopard?
I'm currently wired directly to the printer. I have no problems using the Leopard OS.
- Asked by Bonnie W from Carlton
- 07 24, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I continue print to my apple laserwriter select 360 after upgrading to Snow Leopard?)
Where can I buy 10.5?!
I am still running 10.4 but want to upgrade to Leopard due to the iPad. I can't seem to find 10.5 anywhere except for eBay. How come Apple is not still selling Leopard? Any suggestions on where I can get it?
- Asked by Ziggy C from Plano
- 04 5, 10
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I have a MacBook Pro version 10.5.8 and I want to buy the Snow Leopard product.can I delete all the old software with this?
I have a MacBook Pro and apparently I messed up the software because I have too much programs and every time I try and delete files and empty the trash can, it doesn't erase the files. So I want to get new software and see if this will erase all the data I have.
- Asked by Adriana C from Chicago
- 03 22, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I have a MacBook Pro version 10.5.8 and I want to buy the Snow Leopard product.can I delete all the old software with this?)
Snow Leopard is an "upgrade" from Leopard. You should first take your Mac to a Mac savvy technical person and get your current Mac's OS X 10.5.8 fixed. Not being able to delete is a very serious problem. Upgrading at this point probably would make things worse for you. So, go get your Mac Book Pro fixed and then consider buying Snow Leopard.
- Answered by Michael K from Perkinsfield
- 04 2, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a MacBook Pro version 10.5.8 and I want to buy the Snow Leopard product.can I delete all the old software with this?)
Absolutely not. I've upgraded my iMac incrementally all the way from 10.0 (the beta version). It was released in September, 2000. None of my content was ever touched.
- Answered by Glenn Graham B from Coopersburg
- 05 5, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (im running 10.5 and want upgrade to 10.6 will is wipe my hard drive content?)
Sorry but no. All of the hardware in the Mac Mini is configured for Power PC so just switching out the processor wouldn't work and if you paid to have everything switched to intel it would cost more than a new intel mac mini now.
So for a short answer no it would be cheaper just to buy a new system
- Answered by Andy T from Brookfield
- 12 1, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a Mac Mini Power PC, is there anyway I can make it intel? Or do I just have to buy a new mac?)
Hi I have osx Lion on my mac but i think it is not compatible with parallels 6 so how do i downgrade it to snow leopard so that i can use parallels 6?
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I have OS X 10.5.8, can I upgrade directly to Mountain Lion?
- Asked by Kacy S from Chico
- 01 3, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (I have OS X 10.5.8, can I upgrade directly to Mountain Lion?)
No, you need to install Snow Leopard to enable the Mac App Store in order to purchase Mountain Lion.
- Answered by Robert T from Chatham
- 01 5, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have OS X 10.5.8, can I upgrade directly to Mountain Lion?)
Can I install Snow Leopard 10.6.3 on a late 2012 mac mini?
I keep getting an error, "You have “Install Mac OS X” 23.1.1.". My mac mini has an intel processor (2.3 GHz Intel Core i7). I am trying to go to a version of the OS that will run PowerPC applications.
- Asked by Brad H from Maryville
- 09 17, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I install Snow Leopard 10.6.3 on a late 2012 mac mini?)
I just purchased a new Mac Mini with OS X Mountain Lion I would like to install Snow Leopard to work with my recording interface, would this work out?Answer
Maybe. Snow Leopard will likely not install directly to the Mac Mini. This may be for several reasons: the Mac is too new for Snow Leopard to support, having an installation of OS X Mountain Lion will prevent Snow Leopard from installing, or, most likely, the retail disk of Snow Leopard is pre-OS 10.6.8, and some of the newer Macs will not support earlier than OS 10.6.8 if they support Snow Leopard at all.
One work-a-round that may work (it worked for me on a mid-2011 iMac), is to gain access to an older Mac, create a new partition on the older Mac that is 10-12GB in size, install Snow Leopard and update to OS 10.6.8. Then make a disk image of the partition and restore to a partition (or external hard drive) on the new Mac. (I had to do this in order to run an expensive scanner that had no support for OS 10.7 or OS 10.8. You will still have Mountain Lion but can start up from either Mountain Lion or Snow Leopard in order to run the software you desire. Hold the option key as your Mac is starting up or use the Start Up Disk in System Preferences.)
I bought my macbook pro on june 21st, 2009, and tried applying for the upgrade to Snow Leopard, is it already too late?
- Asked by Matthew T from Vancouver
- 11 12, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I bought my macbook pro on june 21st, 2009, and tried applying for the upgrade to Snow Leopard, is it already too late?)
No. It isn't. It's not about when you update but when you purchased your mac. Your purchase was within the dates stated. I hope this helps!
- Answered by Jose' S from La Vergne
- 11 13, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I bought my macbook pro on june 21st, 2009, and tried applying for the upgrade to Snow Leopard, is it already too late?)