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    Why all of a sudden i need ROSETTA
    Ok,
    so now all of a sudden my maccbook needs the software "Rosetta" and I don't understand. I have look all over the internet and can't find it. I don't have my install disk so where else can i get this.... this is so retarded someone please help me out.

    What can i do?
    thank you

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    It needs it for a particular program or in general? Provide details about your Macbook, version of OS X and so on..

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtubb View Post
    Ok,
    so now all of a sudden my maccbook needs the software "Rosetta" and I don't understand. I have look all over the internet and can't find it. I don't have my install disk so where else can i get this.... this is so retarded someone please help me out.

    What can i do?
    thank you
    "Rosetta" is an optional install under Snow Leopard. If you need to install Rosetta...I'm pretty sure you need a Snow Leopard (10.6) install DVD...since after a short internet search I couldn't find any download sites.

    A Snow Leopard install DVD is only $29...a lot better than $129 Apple has charged for some previous OS upgrades.

    HTH,

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    You're likely trying to run or install a program that was designed specifically to work with the PowerPC CPU that Macs used to use up until the switch to Intel. Rosetta acts as a PowerPC emulator.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    so pretty much the only way is through an install disk? There is no other way?

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    What OS is on your Macbook? 10.6?

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    I think that Rosetta is only require when you want to use old, legacy software from about 5-6 years ago…the powerpc days… Is that what is going on here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    I think that Rosetta is only require when you want to use old, legacy software from about 5-6 years ago…the powerpc days… Is that what is going on here?
    Shift gears and keep up Asked and answered several posts ago.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Shift gears and keep up Asked and answered several posts ago.
    I checked again however I don't see that above, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    I checked again however I don't see that above, sorry.
    What you posted in post #7 is basically what "cwa" posted in post #4.

    What you said is true...you just used different words to say the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    What you posted in post #7 is basically what "cwa" posted in post #4.

    What you said is true...you just used different words to say the same thing.

    - Nick
    I don't see any information about what software led to the rosetta issue. I guess that would come from the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    I don't see any information about what software led to the rosetta issue. I guess that would come from the OP.
    Yes...this info would have to come from the OP. But if we have already answered the OP's question...or solved their problem...then we may never hear back from the OP.

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    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    What OS is on your Macbook? 10.6?
    My mac is 10.6.5
    I have snow leopard installed.

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    Rosetta is included on the Snow Leopard installation disk but as you've been told, it's not installed by default. If you lost your SL disk or don't have it on hand, you can always buy another from any Apple store or Best Buy for $29.

    Which program is it that you're trying to install or use that needs Rosetta?

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    Using Snow Leopard and don't have the disc? Wow!
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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