Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1860 Questions from the Community
What can those of us with a non-intel processor do about upgrading our operating system?
Have Mac OS X 10.4.11. have also downloaded trial version of Works09 and now cannot save any Pages documents or amended documents now that trial is over i cant shut down computer or I will lose my work HELP!
I need to upgrade my 2009 MacBook Pro to Snow Leopard from 1.5.8. I do not have a working CD-Rom. Is the software available for download or USB?
- Asked by Edwin T from Pensacola
- 06 17, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (I need to upgrade my 2009 MacBook Pro to Snow Leopard from 1.5.8. I do not have a working CD-Rom. Is the software available for download or USB?)
Will downloading Snow Leopard, from my current software of Leopard, delete all of the information on my computer?
I want to download the new software, but I am afraid of all my files being deleted. Does upgrading mean that things get deleted?
- Asked by Praveen W from Hanford
- 10 17, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (Will downloading Snow Leopard, from my current software of Leopard, delete all of the information on my computer?)
Upgraded 1 mac to snow leopard with single license. Need to upgrade 1 more at home. Can I buy family pack & resell single license without reinstall
Desiring to stay legit with the least amount of pain. Do not wish to re-install other upgrade as it works fine. Would have purchased family pack on onset but was worried about upgrade issues...not anymore.
- Asked by Matthew H from Greeneville
- 12 17, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (Upgraded 1 mac to snow leopard with single license. Need to upgrade 1 more at home. Can I buy family pack & resell single license without reinstall)
i have original mac mini. Can it run snow leopard os x 10.6
I have the 1.4GHz PowerPc G4 chip
- Asked by Shawn M from Baton Rouge
- 11 30, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (i have original mac mini. Can it run snow leopard os x 10.6)
I am running 10.5.8 on a MACBOOK AIR and want to erase everything and upgrade to 10.6.
Can I do this successfully using an iMac on my network to run the DVD, as the Air does not have an optical drive.
Early model Air; 1.6 GHz Intel Core Duo; 2 GB 687 MHz DDR2 SDRAM.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
- Asked by Laurence S from Columbus
- 04 11, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (I am running 10.5.8 on a MACBOOK AIR and want to erase everything and upgrade to 10.6.)
Connect MacBook Air to a network that has either:
a) a PC with optical drive. PC must be Windows XP or Vista. Or,
b) a Mac with optical drive that is running OS 10.4.10 or later (OS 10.5 or OS 10.6 preferred), and the Mac is not newer than mid-2010 (Snow Leopard installation will probably not work from newer Macs).
Use Apple's "DVD or CD Sharing" or "Remote Install" software to install Snow Leopard. Full instructions can be found on the Snow Leopard disc.
On a Mac with optical drive, open the "Installation Instructions.app" inside the "Instructions" folder.
On a PC with optical drive, the Snow Leopard disk has two programs... one called "Remote Install Mac OS X.exe" which allows MacBook Air users to install OS X from the PC's optical drive. The other program is "DVD or CD SharingSetup.exe" which will let the MacBook Air use the PC's optical drive.
Use an external optical drive attached to the MacBook Air. The installation "should" work from the external drive.
Get a USB flash drive that is at least 8GB in size. Use Disk Utility to erase the flash drive and reformat as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)". Then, on a Mac with Optical Drive, use Disk Utility to RESTORE the Snow Leopard disc to the flash drive. Connect the flash drive to the MacBook Air. Restart the MacBook Air and hold the OPTION key. Select the flash drive to start up from. Now, you should be able to install Snow Leopard.
TIP: Consider doing installation of Snow Leopard on a separate partition from your current OS 10.5.8 installation. That way you can start up from either OS.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 04 12, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I am running 10.5.8 on a MACBOOK AIR and want to erase everything and upgrade to 10.6.)
I have a windows xp OS. My computer has 3 oneTB hard drives & an intel core quad 6600, & my ram is 4GB. Could I turn this computer into a mac server?
I have a PC running Windows 7. The processor is a dual core AMD 64. Is it possible to run Snow Leopard on a system running an AMD processor?
- Asked by Christopher K from Corsicana
- 12 22, 09
- Flag as inappropriate (I have a PC running Windows 7. The processor is a dual core AMD 64. Is it possible to run Snow Leopard on a system running an AMD processor?)
The AMD processor is not supported by OS X, in any of it's incarnations. OS X has been tailored for the Intel architecture.
- Answered by Robert E from Lebanon
- 12 23, 09
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have a PC running Windows 7. The processor is a dual core AMD 64. Is it possible to run Snow Leopard on a system running an AMD processor?)
Can I use the Snow Leopard OS to install an OS on my macbook w/o an OS?
My macbook's OS was deleted, so when I turn the computer on it has a disk with a ? mark on it.
- Asked by Julie P from Buras
- 02 8, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use the Snow Leopard OS to install an OS on my macbook w/o an OS?)
Yes. It will do a full install.
- Answered by Justin G from New Port Richey
- 02 11, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I use the Snow Leopard OS to install an OS on my macbook w/o an OS?)
does this work with mac os x 10.4.11 with 2.4 GHz intel core 2 duo?
- Asked by Meagan H from Hagerstown
- 03 16, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (does this work with mac os x 10.4.11 with 2.4 GHz intel core 2 duo?)
Yes, it will certainly work with 10.4.11 with 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 duo. I'd still recommend the combo pack with Snow Leopard, iLife '11 and iWork, though. Good luck!
- Answered by Matthew M from Pleasanton
- 03 18, 11
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (does this work with mac os x 10.4.11 with 2.4 GHz intel core 2 duo?)
When installing Leopard Snow, what have done with the old system files (i have the Tiger one)? have something staying from it or it's gone to trash?
MacBook1,1 (Early 2006) can go up to OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
MacBook2,1 MacBook3,1 MacBook4,1 MacBook4,2 (Late 2006 thru Late 2008) can go up to OS 10.7 (Lion).
MacBook5,1 MacBook5,2 (Late 2008 thru Early 2009) can go up to OS 10.10 (Yosemite).
To see your MacBook's ID number, go to
Apple Menu --> About This Mac --> More Info --> System Report --> Hardware Overview --> Model Identifier
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 12 31, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can my macbook 13, late 2007 be upgraded to this. Its running on 10.5.8 and sofware updates ay they are up to date?)
macbook white upgrade
Hi, I would like to upgrade my macbook white from 10.5 to 10.7, however the support models are:
iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminium, or Early 2009 or newer)
MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
Xserve (Early 2009)
MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
Which one is macbook white belongs to???
anyone tried upgrade before??
My processor is 2GHz, memory 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM.. Can upgrade to 10.7?
- Asked by Yongjian N
- 07 26, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (macbook white upgrade)
Your iMac is good to upgrade all the way to Yosemite (the new OS X that comes after Mavericks).
Step 1: Order the Snow Leopard DVD from the Apple Store and install. Do Software Update to bring up to OS 10.6.8.
Step 2: OS 10.6.8 adds the App Store app. Launch App Store and do free upgrade to Yosemite*.
*Please note: if you wish to upgrade to Lion or Mountain Lion instead of Yosemite, go to the Apple Store to get a redemption code which will let you install these older OS versions through the App Store app. Mavericks does not appear to be available at the moment in the online Apple Store . . . this could be because Yosemite was just introduced and Apple Store has not "caught up" yet, even though Mavericks has been "delisted" from the App Store in favor of Yosemite. Or, all Macs that can run Mavericks can also run Yosemite, therefore Mavericks discontinued?
For Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion, check out :
storeDOTappleDOTcom/ca/help/downloadable_software#MacOSX (replace each "DOT" with ".")
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver
- 11 6, 14
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have an iMace 9.1, 10.5.8, 2.66 GHz processor and 2.gb memory. Can I update to Mavericks or snow leopard?)
Can I download images from my icloud account to Mac 10.6.8?
- Asked by Renee T from Laguna Niguel
- 06 23, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I download images from my icloud account to Mac 10.6.8?)