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    Installing OS X 10.6 over 10.5
    Can I install Snow Leopard over 10.5 (original OS on my MBP...this is the model before Apple used flat keys for the keyboard) without doing a clean install? I know doing a clean install is always the best way...but a PITA.

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    If you have the Snow Leopard retail disc, you can use that to upgrade your existing Leopard installation without having to do a clean install..
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    Yes I have the retail disc. Just want to make sure I won't end up affecting how certain apps run.

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    You're OK with Snow Leopard since it still preserves the facility of running PPC apps, but was targeting Intel-based Macs. You will likely not run into any issues with apps, it's with Lion (10.7) that PPC support was dropped and you have to worry about apps not running..
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    Ok thanks Raz0rEdge. I guess the day will come when my MBP might need a clean install.

    My MBP is running Intel 2.5 GHz Core 2 Duo chips. So I guess I could install 10.7 on top of 10.6. Don't know if I'll bother though.

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    Yup, you can go as high as Lion, but again be aware of the PowerPC limitation and if it affects your apps, then stick with Snow Leopard..
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