7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2012 1:33 PM by Kurt Lang
sharronsuss Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

I have been advised that I need to reinstall Snow Leopard.  I have purchased the boxed install DVD, though the original install was done by a community pro.  The online instructions for reinstalling SL ("HT3910: Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard: How to Erase and Install") refer to a "bundled applications install disc," which did not come with the package.

 

What exactly did I buy?  And what are the "bundled applications" I do not have?  Is this install disc of any use at all?  It only cost $19 plus shipping, but that was real money.

 

Can anybody clarify this for me?

 

Thanks,

 

ss

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (285,525 points)

    The bundled applications disk is only part of a Mac's original software bundle. Retail packages don't contain it.

     

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  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)

    The missing applications are mainly iLife - GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD and iWeb.

     

    You maybe able to reinstall these from your original grey disc 2

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)

    I missed iTunes!

    Also probably a trial version of MS Office and a 30-day iWork trial.

  • sharronsuss Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Do you mean my Tiger install disc 2 that came with MBP when I bought it before the dawn of time?  (October 2007...)

     

    I think I recently saw your username attached to a discussion thread on a related topic, with a tale of doing something exactly like that.  Detailed instructions too.  True?

     

    I will go try & find it again and try harder to understand just what you did. 

     

    If inspiring a little hope is helpful, then this helped.

     

    Sharron

  • Kurt Lang Level 8 Level 8 (35,730 points)

    Do you mean my Tiger install disc 2 that came with MBP when I bought it before the dawn of time?  (October 2007...)

    Yes, that one. The only way to get newer versions than what came with the Mac is to purchase them.

     

    Insert Disk 2. You'll find an installer package named something like extra software, or bundled software. Double click that and it will present a screen of software you can install. Check the boxes on the ones you want.

  • sharronsuss Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    So I can use the retail Snow Leopard install disc, followed by the Tiger applications disc?

     

    Will the iLife applications be updatable via Apple Update?  Are any of the Tiger bundled applications not supported by Snow Leopard?  (Would they install anyway, even if they weren't going to work?  I know that sounds paranoid but it has been a bad year for this MBP.)

     

    This information is really helpful, but unfortunately I inadvertently gave my 2nd Helpful star to myself...sorry...

     

    Sharron

  • Kurt Lang Level 8 Level 8 (35,730 points)

    So I can use the retail Snow Leopard install disc, followed by the Tiger applications disc?

    Yes, since you'd only be installing the bundled apps, not Tiger over Snow Leopard.

    Are any of the Tiger bundled applications not supported by Snow Leopard?

    That's the part I'm not sure of. Since you are able to install Snow Leopard, you obviously have an Intel Mac, so the bundled apps should also be Intel code. Whether or not they'll run properly under SL is another matter. Can't really hurt to try, though I'd make a backup first, so you can get back to the same point if something really goes wrong. The worst that should happen is they won't run properly, or at all, but better safe than sorry.