Installing Snow Leopard on an Imac with vista only

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by IceMan26, Oct 31, 2009.

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  1. IceMan26 macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2009
    Hey all I am new to the forums and new to the whole Imac's as well.
    My question is as follows. I currently bought my Imac but my cousin who owned it had reformatted the whole hard drive and blew out everything Imac and put in windows Vista.
    Im not a big fan of windows vista and since its a mac I would enjoy the mac features. So I downloaded snow leopard which was quite a file size so I went out and bought a 8gig memory stick. now my question is with having nothing on here that is mac, how would I now go about installing this program.
    The file that downloaded was a dmg file and I downloaded a program which opens them files and when I try following the install nothing happens. Im completely lost and frustrated here lol
    So any help and ideas would be much appreciated.
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    You won't get help on installing pirated software on MR.
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    You need to go BUY the Snow Leopard DVD, then use it to erase the drive. Then you can install SL.

    Or you can call Apple, and they'll send you the original install discs, for a small fee.
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