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    Upgrading from Leopard to Snowleopard

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    Upgrading from Leopard to Snowleopard
    Hi,

    I have an iMac 27" that I normally use and a Macbook 13" 2.4 ghz I purchased for my son. I needed a notebook computer myself so I picked up a used but older Macbook with the Duo core 2.1 ghz processor. Not sure of it's exact age, but I was told it was a 2009 model. Anyway, it has OS-X 10.5 Leopard on it and I was wondering if I could upgrade it to the Snow Leopard OS 10.6.6 I have on the other two Macs. I have the original disks that came with these two newer Macs. This used computer does not have it's original discs so I was curious if I can use the original disc that came with one of my other two machines to load the current operating system on this used Mac I bought. This used machine has 1 gig of ram and a 120 gig hard drive. Also, is there really that much difference between the 10.5 and the 10.6.6 operating systems? I plan to use this computer pretty much only for working on the internet via a wired network connection at work and my wireless (airport extreme router) at home. Is the older OS compatable with WPA2 used in the current Airport Extreme router?

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    Upgrading from Leopard to Snowleopard
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    The grey disk are computer specific. They won't work unless it's the same model.
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    Upgrading from Leopard to Snowleopard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archangele View Post
    Hi,

    Anyway, it has OS-X 10.5 Leopard on it and I was wondering if I could upgrade it to the Snow Leopard OS 10.6.6 I have on the other two Macs. I have the original disks that came with these two newer Macs. This used computer does not have it's original discs so I was curious if I can use the original disc that came with one of my other two machines to load the current operating system on this used Mac I bought.
    Yes your MacBook can be upgraded to Snow Leopard...but you cannot use those gray discs from your other two Mac's. Those discs are model specific...and will not work on a MacBook. Just go to your local Apple Store (or Apple.com) and purchase a Snow Leopard upgrade disk for $29 dollars.

    HTH,

    - Nick
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    Upgrading from Leopard to Snowleopard
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    Yes, Leopard Mac OS X 10.5.x is compatible with WPA2.
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    Reminder: Please include your Mac's specs. This will make it much easier for the other members to assist you.

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    Upgrading from Leopard to Snowleopard
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    OP: There's also another issue here. Software costs money to develop. Thus, the developers want to sell copies, not give them away. That's one copy per computer, not one copy for many (even two) computers.

    Think of those software discs as you would the steering wheel of your car. Can you use the minivan's steering wheel on your SUV? Why, yes. But you just can't drive the SUV while doing so.

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    Upgrading from Leopard to Snowleopard

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    Hi,

    That's what I thought. Not an issue. Just wanted to know for sure before buying a Snow Leopard disc. Actually, from what MymacROX says, the present operating system, Leopard, will most probably do exactly what I need anyway. Thanks for all your input on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    Think of those software discs as you would the steering wheel of your car. Can you use the minivan's steering wheel on your SUV? Why, yes. But you just can't drive the Minivan while doing so.
    Fixed that for me.

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    Upgrading from Leopard to Snowleopard
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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    Fixed that for me.
    Quoting & replying to your own posts...now that's a new one!

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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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    Upgrading from Leopard to Snowleopard
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    Upgrading from Leopard to Snowleopard
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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
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    Ahh...I see. I didn't notice the differences between your two posts the first time around. Sorry for the confusion.

    - 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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