3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2014 2:03 PM by a brody
Terry108 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i am sending for snow leopard, have backed up with external hard drive. do i need to strip everything off computer. And how far can I get. Can I get to snow lion?

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (44,595 points)

    You don't need to clear the computer. Snow Leopard should install over what you have there and leave you with everything except now you will have a newer operating system.


    As far as OS updating, you will have to provide more information about your computer.  Get more information about your computer. Go to the Apple in the upper left corner of any window, then  "About This Mac".  Write down what it says about "version"and report that here.  Now continue to "More Info..."  Copy and paste the information here, but omit the serial number and Hardware UUID (if present).


    There is no "Snow Lion" (not in Mac computing nor in the animal kingdom as far as I am aware).  There is Lion OSX 10.7

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (48,015 points)

    There no such things as Snow Lion.


    Order the Snow Leopard install DVD from Apple.


    There is no need to remove anything from the disk.



  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (64,890 points)

    10.6.8 is available for all MacBooks that are older than July 10, 2011.

    10.7 and higher, read this tip first:




    Then this tip: