So before I try and explain everything, I would like to point out that I am not very familiar with OSX. I am mostly a window guy but I got a 2007 iMac that is running 10.5.8 and I am trying to upgrade it to at least Snow Leopard. I have the installation on an 8gb USB and everytime I try to install I get the error "the installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail." I have verified my the hard drive and everything seems to be ok. I'm not sure what else I can do, please help and thanks in advance!