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    Installing OS Snow leopard >>
    Is it possible to use the installation discs i got with my iMAC to install Snow-leopard on my dads other system which is using Tiger. I have tried and it just throws up the error message, This operating system cannot be installed on this computer. What is going on here? is there something i need to do. Or do i need to buy the discs from the retailer? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowleopard View Post
    Is it possible to use the installation discs i got with my iMAC to install Snow-leopard on my dads other system which is using Tiger.
    No...those silver/gray disks are model specific.

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    So i have to buy the correct OS discs from the shop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowleopard View Post
    So i have to buy the correct OS discs from the shop?
    You need to get this:

    Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.)

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    And this will be fine to install from Tiger?
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    What Mac does your dad own?

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    It is an older iMAC its about 3 - 4 years old now, i am not too sure to be honest with you, mine is relatively new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowleopard View Post
    It is an older iMAC its about 3 - 4 years old now, i am not too sure to be honest with you, mine is relatively new.
    It's relatively easy to find this info...go to:

    - Apple drop-down menu
    - Choose "About This Mac"

    This window will provide some info. For more detailed info...click on the "More Info" button in this window.

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    I cant at this moment in time, but when i get chance i will have a look at that, i am currently at work you see.
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    Was asking just to be sure it's an intel Mac.

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    I think it does have a Core 2 Intel Processor, although i can't be positive about that yet.
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