Snow Leopard == unpleasant experice

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bjb.butler, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

    bjb.butler

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    Ok so about two weeks ago, I upgraded from leopard. Leopard ran perfectly, but now in SL, I'm getting force closes in Preview, iMovie, Garage Band, and both Firefox and Safari. Also, when time machine starts a back-up, the system will freeze for about 10 seconds.

    I want to either go back to Leopard or re-install SL... Since I bought the Snow Leopard upgrade disc, does that mean that I need to first install leopard and then upgrade, or does the SL contain the full installation?

    thx
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Did you buy the up-to-date Snow Leopard disc or the retail $29 Snow Leopard disc?
     
  3. bjb.butler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the Snow Leopard disc for $29... lol I'm unsure of what exactly I bought :eek:

    On the disc it says "Install DVD 10.6"
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Then your Snow Leopard disc will be able to be installed without having Leopard on your computer first.
     
  5. bjb.butler thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a lot!

    Do you think that my problems will be solved with a reinstall, or are these some problems that other people are having with Snow Leopard as well?
     
  6. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    The $9 disc will also allow you to install SL on a Mac that doesn't have Leopard. This has been mentioned elsewhere in the forum.
     
  7. HLdan macrumors 603

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    WRONG. Only the $29 DVD will allow installation of SL on either Tiger or Leopard or an empty unformatted drive. The Up to Date DVD only upgrades Leopard or allows the user to zero out the hard drive to install SL, providing LEOPARD was installed from the start.
     
  8. smg77 macrumors newbie

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    Just from what I've read on these forums the people having problems with Snow Leopard, for the most part, are those that upgraded instead of doing a clean install.
     
  9. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    OMG... the $9 disc is identical to the $29 disc, it's just discounted for those who purchased a Mac after June 8, 2009! You can upgrade exactly in the same manner with the $9 disc as you can with the $29 disc because THEY ARE IDENTICAL! It has already been verified and tested that you can upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard using the upgrade disc.

    According to Wired:

    Wired.com was able to confirm that the Snow Leopard upgrade can be installed on a machine running Tiger. Of course, the transition isn’t guaranteed to be as smooth as it would be from Leopard to Snow Leopard, and that’s because some older, Tiger-only third-party applications need to be upgraded to newer versions that work with Leopard or Snow Leopard.

    Separately, Lifehacker has confirmed that it was able to erase a hard drive and install Snow Leopard. That means if you backup your files on Tiger, you should be technically able to buy Snow Leopard for $30, install it on a clean drive and then migrate your files over. Again, you’ll likely have to download newer versions of third-party software that are Leopard — or Snow Leopard — compatible. That extra work is probably worth it, because this OS is a pretty big performance upgrade if you’re switching from Tiger.​
    Ignorance is a terrible thing.
     

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