6804 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2010 5:21 AM by Ralph Landry1
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).
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
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.
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?
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?
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?