Just bought an SSD, should I wait to install

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  1. cis4life macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I searched and couldn't find a straight answer, so my question simply is.

    I just picked up a SSD (250gb) hard drive, and it will be here tomorrow. Should I go ahead and install leopard and then install snow leopard over it on friday. or should I just wait to install the SSD on friday and do a clean install on it. Or does it really even matter?

    Thanks
     
  2. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    i assume u have a 10.5 disk already?
    if u do go ahead and install it so when SL comes out u can do the 30 upgrade easily.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    That depends if SL will require you to have Leopard installed already.

    I would go ahead and install Leo and then on Friday do a full install or upgrade.
     
  4. dubels macrumors 6502

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    Snow Leopard requires you to have Leopard installed already. "Snow Leopard is an upgrade for Leopard users and requires a Mac with an Intel processor." So if you have Tiger you cannot upgrade straight to Snow Leopard. If you have the drive now you might as well start the process so when SL comes out on Friday you have one less step.
     
  5. cis4life thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the info, just what I was looking for

    thanks
     
  6. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    Not true. You can upgrade straight to Snow Leopard but you must buy the $129 version and not the $29 version.
     
  7. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    there is no $129 one. only a 29 and 169.
     
  8. sonspot macrumors member

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    Buy another SSD, send it to me i'll install SL and post the result..
     
  9. greenhero macrumors newbie

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    No you should really post it to me, I will put your cheque in the post
     
  10. illidian macrumors 6502

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    According to first-hand information, the $29 version will install just fine on a clean hard drive.
     
  11. sonspot macrumors member

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    :eek::rolleyes:, silly question to being with..
     

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