tiger to snow leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by memoteran, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. memoteran macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2006
    if i want to go from tiger to snow leopard , what do i have to do?

    do i have to buy leopard first and then the upgrade?

    im just wondering because some people says about doing a clean install of sl , o if you do a clean isntall i guess it really doesnt matter if u got leopard or no .

    am i wrong?
  2. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2003
    My understanding was that you could not do a clean install of SL with the $29.99 edition and thus were forced to upgrade from leopard to SL. Tiger users could upgrade to the tune of $149 (I think) and would get a clean install version with the iLife suite.

    Am I correct?
  3. Tyr. macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2007
    Antwerp, Belgium
    You can install SL over Tiger. You can just install on a blank disk even from the SL DVD, there are no checks. It's recommended you do a full install though rather than an update to avoid incompatibilities.

    Edit: I know this from personal experience BTW : put a brand new unused HD in a new mini and installed from the SL disk, it doesn't check for previous installs.
  4. memoteran thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2006
    oh that sound nice , i just got a new hd for my laptop so i guess i will try that.
  5. Loono macrumors member


    Oct 9, 2009
    Hi I have just sucessfully installed snow leopard from tiger (core duo, 1st gen macbook lol).
    So far, I am loving the upgrade... My computer feels so much more efficient.
    I did a clean install with the snow leopard upgrade disk (£25 or $29) :)

    Edit: This is what i did.

    1. Cloned tiger - incase the upgrade doesn't work out.
    2. Boot up with the snow peopard upgrade disk (£25 or $29) by holding 'c' during power up.
    3. Go to disk utility menu at the top - erase and partitioned as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) + GUID partition table (under options).
    4. Then follow the steps in installing SL.
  6. GeneKam macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2008
    Mississauga, ON
    I personally dont recommend upgrades as there are always a lot of crappy software and extensions that simply wont work. Save yourself the headache!!!
    Back up itunes, movies, photos, and documents. Open a notepad and write down what software you want to redownload and do a clean install. It works much better.

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