Questions & Answers for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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I have a macbook pro purchased in summer 2006
- OSX ver. 10.4.11 with a 2 ghz intel core duo with 1 gb 667 mhz ddr2 sdram....can i upgrade to Snow leopard?
- Asked by Michael A from Washington, Dc
- 01 20, 10
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Yes, you can upgrade to snow leopard because you have an intel processor.
- Answered by Matthew M from Pleasanton
- 04 5, 11
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i have os x 10.5.8 and just got a nano 7th generation. when I try to sync to my mac itunes states I need iTunes 10.7.How do I do this?
I have gone thru the forum answers and I am confused about the needs ( Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion etc etc). Can someone give me very basic step by steps how to upgrade so I can use my new Nano? thx!
- Asked by Sandra S from Mississauga
- 01 7, 13
- Flag as inappropriate (i have os x 10.5.8 and just got a nano 7th generation. when I try to sync to my mac itunes states I need iTunes 10.7.How do I do this?)
i want to put mac osx snow leopard on my lenovo thinkpad t61 qith core 2 and 3 gig of ram and 160 gig rad drive can i just bye the 30 doller one and
OS 10.5 will be very difficult to find for purchase and will cost at least $130.
Your Mac will run OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard). And Snow Leopard currently costs $20. Make sure your Mac has at least 1GB of memory.
To upgrade, as I do with any major system upgrade, I would recommend installing Snow Leopard on a fresh partition. You can create a partition using Disk Utility that is on the Snow Leopard DVD. Create the partition on your internal drive (if you have room), or on an external drive. During the installation, the installer will search your mac for other partitions and ask if you want to import OS settings, apps and files from the "old" partition. If you import, you will end up with a Mac that will boot with either OS (hold down the Option button during start up). The partition with Snow Leopard will have a copy of all your apps and files ready to use. Printer and scanner drivers may need to be updated manually though.
I upgraded directly from OS 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard using the above method.
More info about installing Snow Leopard can be found by doing internet search for "How to Perform a Clean Install of Snow Leopard OS X 10.6 by Tom Nelson".
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 02 11, 13
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have an iMac4,1 Intel Core Duo 2 GHz running OS 10.4.8. Can I upgrade to 10.5.8 and if so how?)
can i use one intel pc whit windows to uograde to mac
dell vostro 200
485 gb hd,3.5 gb memory,intel processor e7400 dual core,windows 7,
- Asked by Juan C R
- 11 4, 09
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You will not be able to install Mac OS X on a normal PC. The only way to get Mac OS X if you don't have an actual Mac is to buy a Mac. If you do not want to spend so much money to buy a fancy one, I would suggest buying the Mac Mini. It is the cheapest Mac out there and it is still a pretty powerful computer. You will also be able to run Windows on it to if you desire. Just a warning, Boot Camp (the software that allows you to run Windows on your Mac) isn't fully compatible with Windows 7. However, it is fully compatible with Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) and XP.
- Answered by Jerry P from Fayetteville
- 11 5, 09
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Will upgrading from Leopard 10.5.8 to Snow Leopard improve my operating with Citrix (I currently have issues when trying to print through Citrix)
i need a program similar to word
- Asked by Jonathon M
- 07 15, 12
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You can also purchase Microsoft Word for Macs. It is very good.
- Answered by Quynh Q from Cupertino
- 07 18, 12
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I have a Mac OSX 10.4.11 not intel processor what can I do to upgrade
- Asked by Joellen F from Chicago
- 01 27, 10
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I have Mac OSX 10.5.8 operating system. A software program I want to purchase requires 10.6 Snow Leopard. Do I have to upgrade to get it?
- Asked by Mary H from Prior Lake
- 01 20, 11
- Flag as inappropriate (I have Mac OSX 10.5.8 operating system. A software program I want to purchase requires 10.6 Snow Leopard. Do I have to upgrade to get it?)
what windows operating system can i install on macbook pro
- Asked by Dave S from Airdrie
- 11 19, 13
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Upgrade to Mavericks? Currently using OS X 10.5.8?
I'm new to Mac and recently purchased a refurbished Mac Mini. I'm not sure what version it is but it currently has Mac OS X 10.5.8 installed on it. I understand that to upgrade this to Mavericks, I will need at least Mac OS X 10.6? I'm not sure if this will work or what to do or what is the best way to fully utilise my new computer. Any help will be extremely grateful.
- Asked by Danielle M
- 08 5, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (Upgrade to Mavericks? Currently using OS X 10.5.8?)
There are two ways to find out if your Mac can run Mavericks. The first way is to figure out exactly what Mac you have (select About This Mac from the Apple menu), then check what you find against the system requirements for Mavericks. The second way is to purchase and install Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6), then keep selecting Software Update from the Apple menu until there are no more updates available. At this point you will be able to open the Mac App Store and search for Mavericks. When you try to install Mavericks, it will refuse to install if your Mac doesn't support it. Either way, an upgrade to Snow Leopard makes sense - Leopard (OS X 10.5.8) is essentially obsolete.
- Answered by Robert T from Chatham
- 08 7, 14
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Is it possible to upgrade safari 5.1.10 (Browser upgrade only) for mac 10.6.8 ? I want to keep Snow Leopard.
My bank says, "to upgrade safari 5.1 browser for security" in order to log on to Pay Bill site.
- Asked by Marler S from Doisaket
- 11 20, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (Is it possible to upgrade safari 5.1.10 (Browser upgrade only) for mac 10.6.8 ? I want to keep Snow Leopard.)
How can I update my IMac OSX 10.4.11?
- Asked by Sammie Q from Webster
- 06 26, 12
- Flag as inappropriate (How can I update my IMac OSX 10.4.11?)
If your iMac has an Intel processor and at least 1GB of memory, you can do the following (I upgraded to Snow Leopard from OS10.4.11 on an iMac):
Some have upgraded to Snow Leopard directly over OS10.4.11, however, I do not like to do this, instead creating a dual-boot system where I can start-up in either OS10.4 or OS10.6. For dual-boot, do the following:
1) Do a clean install of Snow Leopard to a new partition. If necessary, clone your 10.4 partition to a temporary, bootable external hard drive.
2) All Snow Leopard disks can do a "Clean Install". But with the $29 disk you need to follow some extra steps, since "Erase and Install" is not part of the automatic installation... but the tools to do so are provided on the DVD.
Basically, when you put the Snow Leopard DVD into your Mac, you will be presented with two options: 1) to "Continue" with a standard upgrade, or, 2) go to "Utilities". Select the "Utilities" button (there will be a reboot in order to run from the DVD). In the new screen that appears, under the "Utilities" menu, select Disk Utilities to format your hard drive (or partition) that Snow Leopard is going on to. When you have finished formatting, QUIT from Disk Utilities, and the installer will then complete the installation of Snow Leopard. (Note: be prepared to wait several minutes when the system reboots during installation as it copies and sets up all the files.)
3) At some point during the installation, the installer will search all other partitions for an older OS, and if found, the installer will ask if you want to import the OS Settings, Files and/or Applications from that partition. Do this for a very smooth transition.
4) All my apps from OS 10.4 continued to work in Snow Leopard, but some of my printer drivers and scanner utility needed upgrades. Until I could find the upgrades, I was still able to Start Up from my OS 10.4 partition (press Option during start up) in order to use my printers and scanner in the meantime.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
- 06 30, 12
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (How can I update my IMac OSX 10.4.11?)
hi. i have an old mac computer. currently running on 10.5.8 Can i upgrade or not? If so, how and what do I have to do?? Thanks.
Model Name: iMac G5
Model Identifier: PowerMac8,2
Processor Name: PowerPC G5 (3.1)
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of CPUs: 1
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 5.2.5f1
Serial Number (system): W85345U3SDZ
Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-001124DE981C
- Asked by Tengku H from Fitzroy
- 06 21, 15
- Flag as inappropriate (hi. i have an old mac computer. currently running on 10.5.8 Can i upgrade or not? If so, how and what do I have to do?? Thanks.)
can i upgrade a single license snow leopard to a family pack?
- Asked by George E from Adelaide
- 11 16, 09
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no you have to buy the family pack to do that
- Answered by Matthew M from Chandler
- 07 16, 10
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How can I check that I have 5GB hard drive space to download snow leopard, 10.6.8?
- Asked by Chris K from Big Bear City
- 07 23, 14
- Flag as inappropriate (How can I check that I have 5GB hard drive space to download snow leopard, 10.6.8?)
I just bought a used macbook pro (Leopard 10.5.5) without the OS CD. Am I able to install the Snow Leopard upgrade without the Leopard cd?
I also don't have access to the administrator's user name and password, so I can't download updates...I don't know if I would need that information to upgrade to the snow leopard as well?
I have Panther and I want to upgrade to Leopard, where can I find it?
I have OSX version 10.3.9 and I want to upgrade and since my Power Mac G5 is PC based I can't upgrade to Snow Leopard so I just want Leopard and I'm wondering where I can purchase the upgrade?
- Asked by Jake R from Seattle
- 01 1, 10
- Flag as inappropriate (I have Panther and I want to upgrade to Leopard, where can I find it?)
Try amazon or ebay. There good sources. Also, a local mac store might have it.
- Answered by Anton J from Rathdrum
- 01 5, 10
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (I have Panther and I want to upgrade to Leopard, where can I find it?)