9 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2010 5:21 AM by Ralph Landry1
bambamUK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is it possible to upgrade from 10.4.11 directly to 10.6 - if so how do I go about doing this

Look forward to hearing from you

iMac, 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (37,980 points)
    Since you have an Intel cpu, yes you can go directly from 10.4 to 10.6...if you go to the Apple on-line store you can find the full retail version of Snow Leopard available for purchase. Make sure you are getting the single user version unless you want to install on multiple machines. Cost is around $130(US).
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (46,540 points)
    You have two choices to upgrade to Snow Leopard.

    1. You can go directly to Snow Leopard by just purchasing the OS upgrade for $29.
    2. You can purchase the box set which includes SL + applications for $129

    See http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573Z/A?fnode=MTY1NDAzOA&mco=MTM3NDgwNjU

    To see if your current apps will work in SL, go to A Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Application Compatibility List is here http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/

    When you upgrade the OS, do it via Archive & Install. See About the Archive and Install feature http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1710
    Be sure to select Preserve Users & Settings. Also, repair permissions before and after the install.

     Cheers, Tom

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,295 points)
    Archive and install is no longer available via Snow Leopard.
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,870 points)
    A&I is the default method in 10.6 now, you have to choose Erase to not use it... last time I installed it anyway.
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,295 points)
    As evidence it doesn't exist, my MacBook Pro which I upgraded from 10.4.11 to 10.6 does not have a Previous System folder, and no I didn't erase my hard drive to install it.
  • bambamUK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi All, further to my question regarding upgrading from Tiger to Leopard then to SL, is it possible to just go straight from Tiger to SL?

    I don't really use any of the iLife products (only iTunes) and could do with removing all the other applications from the machine (Reason for this is because I have just got Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 for xmas and MS office)

    What is the best way to upgrade?? and the best way to do the upgrade?
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (37,980 points)
    Yes you can go directly from Tiger to SL...and if you do not want the iLife, etc., software, you can go via the less expensive route. Tom and brody both gave suggestions on how to do the install. Many users on here recommend 2 GB memory and 10 GB free HD space for this version.
  • JunesongK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have OS 10.4.11 and I own Leopard but when I try to install it, the computer does the scan thing and tells me that I need OS 10.4 or higher to install Leopard. But when I click on "About this mac" it tells me that i meet all the requirements and that I have 10.4.11

    So I can't figure it out! Why does my computer not see that I have the right stuff? Or if I don't why does it look like I do?
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (37,980 points)
    Hi and welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    What kind of Leopard disks do you have? Do you have the full retail version, black disk face with large grey or silver X? Or do you have grey disks?

    Are you doing a boot from the DVD/CD drive, holding the C key down on startup until after the chime?

    How much memory do you have and how much free HD space?