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    As I have the update to Lion on my 2006 machine now I want to take it back to Snow Leopard, I think. (Always open to suggestions) I searched Apple for a Snow Leopard full install but found only updates. I see the CD's of Snow Leopard for sale on eBay and Amazon but don't want pirated or an unofficial copy. Can anyone supply a link to full install from Apple?

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    As I understand it, you can still purchase commercial version of Snow Leopard from Apple for about 20: Downloadable Software - Shopping Help - Apple (UK)

    I've given you the UK store as I live here, but the US site will presumably offer the same.

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    As Ian said but a search on Apple site provided this link but I didn't see anywhere that you could purchase it from:
    Buy Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.)
    If you need to purchase Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard , you may order it from this page....
    Snow Leopard - Apple (CA)

    Certified Refurbished Products - Apple

    But I was also accessing the Apple Canada support site, but I know I've seen it for sale there and not that long ago. If nothing else call their customer service for the country you live in.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilica View Post
    I see the CD's of Snow Leopard for sale on eBay and Amazon but don't want pirated or an unofficial copy. Can anyone supply a link to full install from Apple?
    There is no link from Apple for an installer of Snow Leopard.
    Snow Leopard came on a DVD with OS 10.6.3
    Looks after you install that using the DVD you can still download the updates to 10.6.8

    PS: I think the best you can do is buy a used original DVD like this one:
    Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 install DVD | eBay

    Any DVD's later than 10.6.3 are burned versions definitely not from Apple.
    Last edited by krs; 11-17-2019 at 08:53 PM.

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    Any DVD's later than 10.6.3 are burned versions definitely not from Apple.

    Sorry, but possibly incorrect!!!

    Apple sent me a Snow Leopard Install Disc version 10.6.7 for my 27 inch 2011 iMac that was not included when I purchased it. One of the last modles that could actually run Snow Leopard, and even then, Rosetta was an optional install, which I also needed, as was the software update to Mac OS 10.6.8 that enables the App Store etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Sorry, but possibly incorrect!!!

    Apple sent me a Snow Leopard Install Disc version 10.6.7 for my 27 inch 2011 iMac that was not included when I purchased it. One of the last modles that could actually run Snow Leopard, and even then, Rosetta was an optional install, which I also needed, as was the software update to Mac OS 10.6.8 that enables the App Store etc.


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    @Patrick - I should have been more clear.
    If you still have that 10.6.7 install disk and can check it, afaik, that is a machine specific disk for your iMac
    The 10.6.3 disk I'm talking about was the last version of the "retail" disk that could be used for any Mac and it was the last one that could be bought separately from Apple.

    I'm pretty sure that is correct, but I'm happy to be corrected if it is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    There is no link from Apple for an installer of Snow Leopard.
    Snow Leopard came on a DVD with OS 10.6.3
    Looks after you install that using the DVD you can still download the updates to 10.6.8

    PS: I think the best you can do is buy a used original DVD like this one:
    Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 install DVD | eBay

    Any DVD's later than 10.6.3 are burned versions definitely not from Apple.
    I bought this and want to thank you for your suggestion. Should have it next Thursday the 21st. Evidently the "Rosetta" code was left out or taken out with the upgrade to Leopard? it's an interesting project; going backwards.

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    @Patrick - I should have been more clear.
    If you still have that 10.6.7 install disk and can check it, afaik, that is a machine specific disk for your iMac

    I don't think the SL install disk was machine specific, but it definitely had "not for resale" printed on it. and did not look like the "normal" retail and install disc.


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    As far as I know, the full retail Snow Leopard DVD is version 10.6.3; @krs is correct. Patrick is also correct in that my 2011 iMac came with a Snow Leopard DVD 10.6.7 also marked not for resale. And it did not have a picture of the white Snow Leopard on the front of disk 1. Rosetta was included with it.

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