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12-27-2009, 08:50 PM
my imac is running windows xp right now and i want to get snow leopard on it, im not too sure how to do this can any one help me out?

12-12-2010, 01:00 AM
I'm not going to ask why you have windows XP and no OS X on your Mac.

You need to purchase OS X.
If your Mac meets the min requirements for Snow Leopard, you can get it for around $25-30 from Apple, Apple resellers, Amazon, etc.
You could also ring Apple and have them send you out the original install discs for a little less than that :)
Snow Leopard requirements:
Mac computer with an Intel processor
1GB of memory
5GB of available disk space
DVD drive for installation

Clean install is what you will need to do.

-Boot from the install disc holding C while booting until you see the spinning gear.
-Select language and click continue.
-Select utilities>disk utility in the menu bar (this takes a few seconds to appear).
-Select the HD at the top of the list on the left.
-Click erase tab.
-Format Mac Os Extended (Journaled).
-Name Macintosh HD.
-Click erase.
-Quit disk utility menu, and continue with installation.

This is what you'll need to

12-12-2010, 01:09 AM
And no double posts. The moderators will slam it shut!

12-13-2010, 05:26 PM
A clean reinstall of OSX will get rid of your Windows installation; you will have to reinstall it using Boot Camp or via a virtual machine. As a result, you'll need to back everything up on an external media to avoid losing all your programs and data.