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Hello, I'm completely new to this and need some advice please.
i need to update my macbook from tiger to snow leopard so i can get my downloads from itunes etc, I have backed up my macbook to an external hard drive using carbon copy cloner, would it be better to erase tiger and do a clean install of snow leopard and can i just use the installation disc without having to buy the full box set ( which i can't afford anyway)

i have never attempted anything like this before so I am a bit apprehensive about it all, any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
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Hello, I'm completely new to this and need some advice please.
i need to update my macbook from tiger to snow leopard so i can get my downloads from itunes etc, I have backed up my macbook to an external hard drive using carbon copy cloner, would it be better to erase tiger and do a clean install of snow leopard and can i just use the installation disc without having to buy the full box set ( which i can't afford anyway)

i have never attempted anything like this before so I am a bit apprehensive about it all, any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
Some basic info for you to read at this link
"What OS Disk Do I Need?" A Brief Overview

As far as the install, no reason to erase first unless you really want to. And, assuming you meet the minimum hardware specs, all you need is the $29 USD Snow Leopard Retail OS disk from the Apple Store.

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You might like to consider doing it this way.

Install Snow Leopard on top of Tiger on your External drive. That way you can play with it, update it to 10.6.8(because that probably won't be the version on the disc), update any printer drivers and applications. All the time, you've still got a fully functional computer should you run in to any problems.

When you're happy, just clone the external drive back to your Mac.
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