Snow Leopard on iMac Core 2 Duo 2.16ghz?

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  1. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

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    Will it run on my iMac? Is it a good idea to install it on this machine?

    If so, I may have something wrong going on. When I try to install it says it won't run on this computer!?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    :apple:
     
  3. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So it should run on my machine, correct? What does it mean that I'm getting a message saying it won't run on my mac?



     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What's the exact message?
     
  5. iVoid macrumors 65816

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    Do you already have Leopard installed on it?

    The $29 upgrade discs will complain if you don't.

    There are ways around this, search for "snow leopard clean install" or "snow leopard install on tiger"
     
  6. monokakata macrumors 68000

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    Make sure it's a retail version. If it came with a different Mac (as original software) then it's not going to work on yours unless yours is the same model as the one it came with. I don't know how close the model has to be but, for example, if you got a disk that came with a Mac Pro, and tried installing it on a Macbook Pro, it's not going to work.
     
  7. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    Your hardware is fine. If you are upgrading from Tiger, you need a clean copy of Snow Leopard and you are not entitled to the $29 upgrade version. Obviously, you need a clean SL install.
     
  8. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In running 10.5.8, so that's not the problem I don't think. But it's not a retail version of the isntaller disks. Maybe I should get that?


     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Where did you get the install disks?
     
  10. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure, a year or so ago. Maybe I should just get the upgrade from Apple. Can you download it from apple.com?

     
  11. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Snow Leopard was released late August last year. You probably have someone's backup discs.
     
  12. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    No you cannot download it. You need to purchase it from Apple or through another retailer.
     

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