Snow Leopard on 2012 MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ohla313, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    I have a 2012 MBA 13" that came with Mountain Lion pre-installed that I would like to run Snow Leopard and Lion from an external drive. I know you can't really run an OS that is older than the one installed, but I was wondering if there is any way I can bypass it and use SL or Lion?
  2. macrumors regular

    Lion may be possible, but a little complicated. (Look for YouTube videos)

    But Snow Leopard is not possible.

    Anyway, there is no reason to run Lion, as Mountain Lion is the same, but with better performance.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    How about running Snow Leopard in a Virtual Machine like VMware?
  4. macrumors regular

    I have never used one so I would not know...

    Any particular reason for wanting to run Snow Leopard?
  5. macrumors 6502a

    I have software that can only run on SL and some features from ML are missing that were on Snow Leopard such as the Activity Window in Safari.

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