Upgrading from 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Magdalena, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Magdalena macrumors newbie

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    Someone gave me the Snow Leopard upgrade for Christmas. But my IMac (Intel) has Tiger 10.4.11. My understanding is that you have to upgrade to Leopard first. So I bought the 10.5 software. But my computer won't read the disc. It just spits it out with nothing showing on the screen.

    The version I bought says Max OSX Leopard Install DVD 2Z691-6037-A.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    You can go straight from Tiger to Snow Leopard. And because you have an intel mac, give it a shot (otherwise it wouldn't work becaue SL only runs on intel)
     
  3. robj macrumors regular

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    You can do it without a problem, indeed that's what I did with my white MB.
    You can even perform a clean installation with the update version of SL.
     
  4. macrem macrumors 65816

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    Welcome Magdalena. Check out this YouTube video describing how to clean install SL, after making a backup of course ;)
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Not knowing what all those numbers/letters mean, I could be off base here, but, to satisfy your curiosity, maybe someone can confirm my theory, or blow a hole in it.

    Is the disc gray or black with a big X on it? If it's gray, it is machine-specific. Thus, if it's not for your exact model, it won't work.
     

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