Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1891 Questions from the Community
will word and excel 2004 work with leopard snow?
- Asked by Michael B from Charlotte
- 10 16, 09
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Microsoft Office 2004 will work with Mac OS X Snow Leopard through Rosetta, which allows older PowerPC-only apps to work on Macs with Intel processors.
Rosetta is not installed by default with Snow Leopard, but you will be given the option to install it the first time you attempt to run a PowerPC-only app. Keep in mind that the application may run slower due to the older code that must be translated on-the-fly.
- Answered by Mike B from Roswell
- 10 17, 09
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I have a mac book 10.5.8 can i still upgrade to snow leopard
read the title
- Asked by Tom D from Pacific Palisades
- 02 16, 10
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yes, just buy the disc, install it, done. It should take around 40-50mins.
- Answered by Katherine M
- 02 17, 10
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my internet is intermittent so would it help to upgrade to snow leopard?
After many trips out and tests, the cable company says that it is the fault of my software. I am told that it would help to upgrade to Snow Leopard. Will that help???
- Asked by Marcia H from San Diego
- 01 2, 10
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I have Mac OS 10.4.11 and need to upgrade to 10.6 to install Airport Extreme. I have already purchased iLife. What are my options
- Asked by Jack S from Wellesley
- 01 31, 10
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Speaking in terms of upgrading from Tiger to Snow Leopard Apple only meant Snow Leopard to be able to upgrade from Leopard installs, but from experience upgrading for tiger to snow leopard is possible. Apple did not recommend it because at the launch of Snow Leopard because a lot of the powerpc based applications out at the time that where designed to run on tiger either did not work or worked but had compatibility problems. You want to make sure that after you upgrade your OS you update all your commonly used applications (browsers, media applications, productivity applications, etc) that way you get a stable experience. Hope this helps!
- Answered by Ryan T from Naples
- 05 14, 13
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I just bought an IPD Touch and an IPad both 32 GB. I have OS X 10.4.11 2.4 GH Intel Core Processor and 2 GB Memory.
What do I need to do to upgrade my computer so I can use the IPod and IPad. Right now my IPod Touch will not even charge the battery when I connect it to the MAC. HELP!!!
- Asked by Stephen T from Pittsford
- 11 8, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I just bought an IPD Touch and an IPad both 32 GB. I have OS X 10.4.11 2.4 GH Intel Core Processor and 2 GB Memory.)
The previous response is correct, but you'll need to buy the Box Set to upgrade from 10.4, which is $129. Lion (10.7) is slated to come out this summer, so I assume you can't wait that long! You could buy Snow Leopard now ($129), then upgrade to Lion (I guess another $29) this summer.
Don't you love it when you buy new Apple products and have to upgrade your OS to use them?!!!!
No... you can move directly to Snow Leopard (as long as you have an Intel-based Mac). And you only need the $29 Snow Leopard DVD.
Here are the steps I used to move direct 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 10, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a Mac OS X 10.4.11, and I want to upgrade to Snow Leopard. Do I nead to buy Leopard first ?)
I have Snow Leopard on my new i mac. Is there a TV tuner available?
- Asked by William M from Dudley
- 12 30, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I have Snow Leopard on my new i mac. Is there a TV tuner available?)
I am a Windows User & I don't no how to Install or make DVD from Windows OS
I Have newly released Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard but i use Mac never before.
My Question is How can i make DVD from my Windows Se7en.
My Laptop Configuration is:
Intel Core i3 CPU M330 at 2.13 GHz 2.13GHz
2GB of RAM
Graphics : ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550 Graphics
512 MB GDDR3 dedicated memory.
Can this processor support Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
- Asked by Sunny S
- 05 21, 10
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Is this what is considered the 'Retail' version?
Essentially, would I be able to install this on any Apple hardware?
- Asked by David S from Dubbo
- 02 15, 11
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I want to use my new iPod Touch and my new Magic Mouse!!!!
So, I bought a new iPod Touch and got a Magic Mouse for Christmas. Low and behold, I can't use either of them. Why? Because I need to upgrade my computers. Clever Apple, very clever!!!!
I have an old PowerBook and a newer iMac. Both are running OS 10.4.11. Therein lies the issue.
I can upgrade both to OS 10.5 and use my iPod and Magic Mouse on both computers.
- or -
I can upgrade my iMac to OS 10.6 and use the iPod and Magic Mouse only on the iMac (can't upgrade PowerBooks past 10.5).
I really don't want to shell out the money ($170 U.S., as I live in Taiwan and it's more expensive here) to buy the OS 10.6 Box Set to upgrade my iMac. Also, if I only upgrade the iMac, my PowerBook is left out in the cold and I can't use either of my new toys on it.
Ideally, I'd like to buy OS 10.5 and upgrade both of my computers. This would also be the less expensive option, AND it would allow me to use my new toys on both computers. I don't really need all the new bells and whistles with 10.6, so 10.5 is just fine for my needs.
After this long-winded diatribe, my question is:
Is there anywhere that I can buy Mac OS 10.5?
Thanks to anyone who can offer assistance!
- Asked by Yilun C
- 01 13, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (I want to use my new iPod Touch and my new Magic Mouse!!!!)
You can get the 10.5 but you have to purchase it from Apple. You can call them and they will nicely show you the way. I'd say Apple has one of the best customer service teams of any business I know of.
One thing you can try is requesting a Replacement Copy of the 10.5.6 Software due to the fact you are stuck, and that would basically allow you a free copy of the software. But you better ask nicely. Due to the fact you need the software to use your new "Apple" devices, they may accommodate or at least give you a deal. I will tell you, I personally had this issue, and the resolution worked out WONDERFUL when I called them. Good luck!
- Answered by Todd G from Costa Mesa
- 01 19, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I want to use my new iPod Touch and my new Magic Mouse!!!!)
can i purchase both snow leopard and lion software on the apple store? or do i have to purchase in the apple store?
- Asked by Amanda S from Aliso Viejo
- 03 19, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (can i purchase both snow leopard and lion software on the apple store? or do i have to purchase in the apple store?)
Snow Leopard is a disc.$20 You can buy it here in the Apple online store and have it shipped to your home. It arrives pretty quickly. Snow Leopard was the last OS on disc. From there everything newer can be purchased at Apple online and downloaded. If you are running an earlier OS you will need to purchase the Snow Leopard disc and install it and then run Software Update to get the updates for that. Then you can go directly to Mountain Lion if you want to skip Lion and just purchase Mountain Lion as a download at the Apple Store online. Each new OS is $20 online. If you are running Snow Leopard (10.6.x), update to the latest version of OS X Snow Leopard before you purchase OS X Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store. Click the Apple icon on your computer and choose Software Update to install Snow Leopard v10.6.8, the latest version. If you’re running OS X Leopard and would like to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion, first you’ll need to upgrade to OS X Snow Leopard. If you are running Lion (10.7.x), you’re ready to update to Mountain Lion.
Hope this helps.
- Answered by Mark D from Encino
- 03 24, 13
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can I upgrade 10.4.11 to snow leopard or mountain lion?
- Asked by David A from League City
- 02 8, 13
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It depends on your model of computer. If your computer's model year is before 2007, No. If it is 2007 iMac, Macbook Pro then Yes. All other computer must be Late 2008 models or later to run Snow Leopard.
- Answered by Vella W from Muncie
- 05 1, 13
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can i run snow leopard on a itouch?
i had a old shuffle connected to my laptop and was using disk utility and saw the utility recognized the shuffle as a 1GB hard disk and i could partition it like any other hard disk. i also have a old iTouch and if i were to install snow leopard or even lion to it, would it work or even just boot? and is that technically jail breaking an iTouch even though i'm putting apple software onto the device?
- Asked by Diane H from Fairfax
- 11 27, 11
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I have 10.7.5 Can I update to Mountain Lion? I want to be able to use Apple TV Mirroring and i don't want to update to Maverick yet.
- Asked by William M from Hinsdale
- 12 22, 13
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will Snow Leopard work with ICloud?
- Asked by Greg M. I from Littleton
- 10 7, 11
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Syncing Mail, Contacts, and Calendars will not work but you'll be able to use icloud.com website and iTunes Match
- Answered by Chris C from Grand Rapids
- 10 19, 11
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I've got a Mac Book running 10.5.8. I've lost the discs that came with it. Will the 10.6 upgrade let me install from scratch? Or can I only upgrade?
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I'm thinking of upgrading to snow leopard but I have read some reviews which mention problems with photoshop are these a real problem?
I understand pictures always open by default in preview, can the defaults be changed so that pictures open in the program they were made in or do you have to select the program you want every time. It'd be a deal breaker for me if you do.
Mac OS X is designed specifically for the Intel processor, and even more specifically, the Apple hardware. AMD processors aren't, unfortunately, able to use OS X. As a side note: you may find virtualization as an option, but this, in no way, will be able to match the performance or stability of a fully blown Mac. Apple has tailored their hardware and software, and it would be doing an injustice to the platform to use non-Apple hardware.
- Answered by Robert E from Lebanon
- 12 23, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (AMD Processer)