Anybody Have a Leopard upgrade cd?

espo774

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just bought an iphone 4, finally could afford upgrading to one...went home and plugged it in to itunes, and now i find out i cannot sync it with my computer because I am running osx tiger, and leopard is required. Geez, i dont really have $150+ to go buy the new OS. Does anyone have a leopard disc they can lend me? thanks in advance!
 

Intell

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I think such "sharing" is illegal. If you're on an Intel machine just buy Snow Leopard for $29. It WILL upgrade your Tiger machine, despite what the box says.
 

espo774

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really? are you positive? everyone at the store said I would need leopard before i can install snow leopard, unless i buy the box set for 170. I am running osx 10.4.11 with 2GHz intel core 2 duo with 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
 

Intell

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Very positive, I've done it myself. The only thing that's stopping you is the need for an Intel based machine. Other then that you're good to go.
 

impulse462

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No, Intell is right, as long as your mac is running an intel cpu, the $29 snow leopard cd WILL upgrade your computer.

Here come the macrumor moral police saying it's morally wrong, because it violates the EULA, which is technically true, but your morality is none of our business, just stating facts.
 

Intell

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I do now see that you're running with just 1Gb of RAM. SL might run a bit slow on there. If you can spare about $20-$40 you should upgrade it to 2Gb. If you are good with computers you can upgrade your Mini yourself. Else, you'll have to visit an "Authorized Apple Service Centre" or Apple Store to have it done. I don't know how much a RAM swap is if you bring your own.
 

espo774

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I would upgrade the ram. where should I get it? and how hard is the install? will I lose any files or anything?
 

espo774

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ok awesome. what brand of ram would you recommend? does it have to be OEM apple? can i buy used off of ebay? does it lose performance if i buy used? thanks in advance for all your help
 

Intell

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ok awesome. what brand of ram would you recommend? does it have to be OEM apple? can i buy used off of ebay? does it lose performance if i buy used? thanks in advance for all your help
Intell said:
RAM here (you'll need to buy two [2] of these for a total of 2Gb) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-240-_-Product
Buy the kind listed above. It's the cheapest yet most reliable. Buying used ram has no affect on performance. If you would rather buy used ram from eBay let me know and I'll go find some from you.
 

Frenchjay

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To op I had to upgrade to leopard myself and i can confirm the 29$ retail cd does upgrade from tiger with no problems. It took about 45 minutes but it works fine and i was able to sync my iphone4.

I had tiger 10.4 and upgraded to the latest leopard!!
 

ToroidalZeus

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OP, Click the Apple logo, About This Mac, and post the processor speed. Then click More Info, Under Hardware click Memory and tell us if you are using both slots or only 1.
 

Intell

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OP, Click the Apple logo, About This Mac, and post the processor speed. Then click More Info, Under Hardware click Memory and tell us if you are using both slots or only 1.
... I am running osx 10.4.11 with 2GHz intel core 2 duo with 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
I do wish that people would READ THE WHOLE THREAD before just posting. It really helps.

Then click More Info, Under Hardware click Memory and tell us if you are using both slots or only 1.
If it's the default from Apple it's two sticks of 512MB.
 

espo774

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ok ill email him. thanks for all your help intell. what is your email, if i have any more questions...if you dont mind
 

Intell

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except sometimes PC ram doesn't work with macs, OP make sure you install the ram at the location to verify it works.
That is not true. It is all the same for Intel based Macs. PowerPC Macs had this problem.