Can I upgrade from tiger to snow leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by i-sidd, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. i-sidd macrumors 6502a

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    Right now i have 10.4.11 on my almost 4 year old macbook. Can I buy the $29 Snow leopard disk and upgrade. Do i need to do a clean install. I am kinda noob in all this so kindly suggest if this can or cannot be done.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Apple will tell you that you can't. Numerous (probably 100s) of theads on here will tell you that you can. You can. You don't have to do a clean install. Go for it.
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Officially you aren't supposed to, but Apple didn't put anything on the disk that would stop you.
     
  4. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So should I just nuy the disk and then put it in the dvd drive and it will be a fairly easy install. I am worried that I might do something wrong and erase everything. i dont want to loose my pics, documents, music
    etc
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Regardless of OS upgrades you should have a full backup of those. Hard drives are nothing like 100% reliable. It could fail at any time.
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Naw, just that they trusted people who don't own Leopard not to. Silly of them.
     

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