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OS 10.4 - Upgrading to Snow Leopard


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Can I still upgrade to Snow Leopard from Tiger (10.4) for $29, or do I have to pay the $170? Also, I know this is a stupid question, but upgrading will also reformat my computer, yes? Thanks.
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Can I still upgrade to Snow Leopard from Tiger (10.4) for $29, or do I have to pay the $170? Also, I know this is a stupid question, but upgrading will also reformat my computer, yes? Thanks.
If you do not own a single user license for OS 10.5 "Leopard"...you are supposed to purchase the $169 Mac Box Set. Or you can purchase a retail copy of Leopard, and then purchase the 10.6 Snow Leopard $29 dollar disk.

And no...upgrading will not reformat your computer...but it's always a good idea to back everything up just in case there is a problem.

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Upgrading from Tiger to Snow Leopard using the upgrade disc violates the EULA for Snow Leopard. According to the EULA, "If you have purchased an Upgrade for Mac OS X Leopard license, then subject to the terms and conditions of this License, you are granted a limited non-exclusive license to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-branded computer as long as that computer has a properly licensed copy of Mac OS X Leopard already installed on it." (Section 2C).

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