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i just replaced the hard drive on my macbook,and installed snow leopard and started from scratch. i liked how it was set up. then i transferred my old hard drive to the new one and everything looked like 10.4. how can i change the settings to look like 10.6?
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Sounds like you're booting into 10.4. Are you sure you're booting into 10.6? What do you mean by "transferred my old hard drive to the new one"? If you mean that you restored from a SuperDuper or CCC backup, you likely just put 10.4 back on the disk.

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Yeah you probably are running off of the old drive's image and therefore actually booting 10.4. Install Leopard, then Snow Leopard and you should be fine, and have all your stuff, and 10.6.

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yes, i installed 10.6 on an empty hard drive, then i connected the old hard drive with 10.4 on it. then using migration assistant, i transferred the contents, and settings to the new hard drive. is it possible, or should i even bother, to erase the hard drive, install 10.4, migrate everything again, then install 10.6 again? i dont have 10.5 so its an upgrade from 10.4 strait to 10.6. thank u for all ur input.
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well for some reason i cant erase the hd, can i just install 10.4 over 10.6, then reinstall 10.6 or is that all a waist of time? thanks
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What do you mean you can't erase the drive? Error message?

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when i go to disk utility, i click on the hd, then erase, and it wont let me select erase, its grayed out and i cant select it
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You can't erase a hard drive while it's up and running the OS. It would be like sawing off the branch of a tree that you're sitting on. Boot the machine from the install DVD and then do the erase.

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that makes sense, thank you
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