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    Upgrading Tiger to (Leopard, Snow Leopard or...HELP!)

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    Upgrading Tiger to (Leopard, Snow Leopard or...HELP!)
    Hey everyone,

    I recently purchased an iPhone 4 @ AT&T. When I went home to connect it to my MacBook Pro (2007 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM), I received a message that essentially said "cannot connect iPhone to computer because your OS is wayyyy too old!"

    I am running Tiger on my MacBook Pro, so I was interested in finding out how I can purchase the right OS X to upgrade it so that my phone will recognize the iTunes I have on the computer. Can I buy the bundle that is on Apple's website right now (the Mac Box Set with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iLife '11 and iWork), or do I need to buy Leopard first and THEN get Snow Leopard? Essentially, can I directly upgrade to Snow Leopard from Tiger, or do I have to go sequentially (Upgrade from Tiger to Leopard, then upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard). Hopefully I don't have to go sequentially, because that is EXPENSIVE!

    Any help is greatly appreciated guys and girls! Thank you!

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    Upgrading Tiger to (Leopard, Snow Leopard or...HELP!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilkesep3 View Post
    Hey everyone,

    I recently purchased an iPhone 4 @ AT&T. When I went home to connect it to my MacBook Pro (2007 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM), I received a message that essentially said "cannot connect iPhone to computer because your OS is wayyyy too old!"
    This is a very common situation. All you need to do is purchase the $29 Snow Leopard 10.6 disk to update your OS. You do not need to go thru Leopard (10.5) first.

    HTH,

    - Nick
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    Upgrading Tiger to (Leopard, Snow Leopard or...HELP!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    All you need to do is purchase the $29 Snow Leopard 10.6 disk to update your OS.
    Ahhhh.
    Quote Originally Posted by wilkesep3 View Post
    HHopefully I don't have to go sequentially, because that is EXPENSIVE!
    It's supposed to be expensive. That's how Apple pays for the development of new stuff. They have to make money.

    No, you don't have to install Leopard before you install Snow Leopard. You do have an Intel processor, so SL will install on it.

    bites tongue

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    Ahhhh.

    bites tongue
    Yes I know...this is one of your favorite topics!

    - Nick
    - 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 toMACsh View Post

    bites tongue
    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Yes I know...this is one of your favorite topics!

    - Nick

    But lets be grateful that the OP hasnt said "Oh why oh why has Apple done this too me and there making me upgrade, dont they think of others with lesser OS Grrrr"
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    Upgrading Tiger to (Leopard, Snow Leopard or...HELP!)
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    Or "How do I install a .dmg file of Snow Leopard I have downloaded from a pirate site?"
    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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