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OSX 1.5.8 to Snow Leopard

by boggeyboss / October 7, 2012 2:12 AM PDT

Can I upgrade directly from OSX 1.5.8 to the most recent Snow Leopard version without going to intermediate versions?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 7, 2012 3:01 AM PDT

OK, there's Snow Leopard on DVD but then you go and spoil by "most recent".

To that I'm writing no since the patches/updates are not on the DVD. So depending on how we slice the question the answer is both yes and no.

-> However it's a shame you didn't share the exact model you wanted to install this on just in case.
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Snow Leopard 10.6.8
by boggeyboss / October 7, 2012 3:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Almost.

Ok...thanks for the clarification. I have OS X 10.5.8. I want to upgrade to Snow Leopard 10.6.8 with the least effort--hopefully that means directly from version 10.5.8 to 10.6.8. Can this be done?

Or am I required to upgrade to each intermediate version. If this is required, must I step through each upgrade?

Cost is not so much the issue. But ease of effort, time, and reliability are important. I do appreciate your help! Boggeyboss.

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Looking around it looks like it can be done HOWEVER
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 7, 2012 3:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Snow Leopard 10.6.8

There is always a problem with Apps. I've lost count of the times an app doesn't survive and we get to remove and reinstall said app.

Why change? If it all works now, why do this?

PS. Again no model of the Apple is noted. Hope you did your research.

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Snow Leopard Upgrade?
by boggeyboss / October 7, 2012 3:27 AM PDT

Sytem model information:
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac7,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.20f4

From reading the Apple Site I am lead to believe that it is not possible.

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too bad that wasn't noted up front.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 7, 2012 3:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Snow Leopard Upgrade?
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please clarify
by macnerd10 / October 8, 2012 10:21 AM PDT

I thought that any Intel Mac can be upgraded to Snow Leopard (in fact, that OS may be smaller and snappier than Leopard). Otherwise, one needs to buy any version of the desired OS (even 10.6) and then apply the last combo update once.

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I can't do that. Why?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 8, 2012 10:27 AM PDT
In reply to: please clarify

You'll have to ask Apple why they note 8.1 and you have a 7.1 iMac. All I know is to keep out of trouble, I use their site to figure this out.

There are a few die hard Mac Pro owners that figured out it was the video card but since you don't have a Mac Pro, I didn't look into that.

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I asked because of this link
by macnerd10 / October 8, 2012 12:15 PM PDT
In reply to: I can't do that. Why?
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Which only proves
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 8, 2012 12:21 PM PDT

There are more that work. Imagine if I said yes and you found an issue. It's a matter of "is this supported?" No. It might work but your average Apple user demands to be in the supportable zones.

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(NT) fair enough!
by ljubimov / October 8, 2012 3:54 PM PDT
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