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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is the seventh major release of the Mac OS X

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2006 iMac5,1 Upgrade from 10.6.8 to a faster OS

I have an iMac 2006 5,1 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo to which I have changed the RAM to 4gb. I want to upgrade the OS of 10.6.8 to a better OS, not sure which system. Ideally i would be able to watch films etc ...
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Install MacOS (Snow Leopard) on a clean hard drive, from windows pc, from iso or whatever else

Problem: A friend have a MacOS computer. The hard disk inside started ticking (probably stuck heads). Hard disk was unusable. He bought an empty hard disk but when he replaced it, it was giving a ...
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Wi-Fi: no hardware installed [duplicate]

WiFi on my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) has stopped working. When I click the WiFi button I see the message "Wi-Fi: no hardware installed" I have attempted many things, including other questions ...
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A simple way to replace date created with last opened date? [duplicate]

I have a huge number of files that were copied into an old OS X 10.6 server. Problem is there are a large number that came over with a time last opened but no create or modified dates. Is there a ...
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Can’t Install Mac OS X Leopard/Snow Leopard on 2007 iMac

A while ago, I upgraded the processor and RAM on my mid-2007 iMac so I could install macOS High Sierra. It now has an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9500 and 6 GB of RAM. Both the hardware and software ...
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MacBookPro6,2 can't upgrade from 1.6.8, app store error [duplicate]

Context I'm trying to upgrade my grandma's macbook. It is a MacBook Pro 6,2 running mac os 1.6.8. It is so outdated that Safari no longer recognizes the webpages' SSL certificates. It has no recovery ...
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Any way to install 10.12 Sierra on a Mac Pro 1,1? [duplicate]

We have a Mac Pro, model identifier 1,1. The most recent officially supported OS for it is 10.6.8. Is there any way to install 10.12 Sierra? I've seen people claiming to have installed 10.11, but not ...
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Error loading drivers on Snow Leopard 10.6.8

On my iMac late 2006, I had just factory reset and set up my Mac using single user mode as I didn’t have the admin password and it was from a friend. It worked for about a day with a DVD from the ...
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Old MacBooks no longer boot Snow Leopard

I have several old MacBook (MacBook2,1 units, from 2006) that have been running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard just fine, and been in use to teach a robotics class. I know we used them in December, but a ...
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Snow Leopard Clean Install

I have an iMac from 2010 and the Snow Leopard DVD and I am trying to do a clean install of Snow Leopard on it. Then, if I use the Install Snow Leopard option from the DVD, when it restarts it hangs on ...
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Where do I get the correct Boot Camp Support Software for my machine?

I have an old Macbook running Snow Leopard. I have used Boot Camp (3.0) to install Windows 7. I understand that after installing Windows I need to install the Boot Camp Support Software. Before ...
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Setting up an “Old” MacBook in an “Old” way

What I want: A MacBook or MacBook pro running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 with Windows XP (or 7) in Bootcamp. (Just like I used to have.. which was fine!!) What I have: A 13", Late 2009 MacBook (...
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Mac Os “cannot be installed on this computer”

So I got a second hand macbook(A1342, mid-2010) and I need to install mac os on it so I can upgrade the firmware(it had cloud ready installed on it) so I downloaded a snow leopard dmg file(it said for ...
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What's the difference between the two setup binaries for Boot Camp drivers included on the Snow Leopard DVD?

In OS X versions pre Lion, Mac machines shipped with a recovery DVD that could be used to reinstall the same version of the operating system that was included with the Mac at the time of purchase. ...
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How to recover unbootable Boot Camp partition

I have been using a 2008 MacBook Air, dual booted with OSX Snow Leopard and 32 bit Windows 8.1 for the past couple of years. It has been reliably booting using Refind and I have been mainly using ...
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Will updating macOS from SL to El-Cap cause problems after disabling discrete GPU permanently from EFI (EFI mod and resistor removal)?

Currently on Macbook Pro 2011 17" 10.6.8 which was resurrected using the resistor-removal mod from "Realmacmods" as well as their EFI script. Would like to upgrade to El Capitan. Will i run into ...
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Booting multiple OSes on Mac Mini

I just got a 2012 MacMini, and it happens to be running Mojave. I'd like to easily boot into multiple OSes and have an SSD I can install into the Mac. Before I make a huge mistake and waste a lot of ...
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Stuck on Apple Logo while trying to install Snow Leopard on MacBook Pro

I purchased a used MBP (without a hard drive). See model details/specs below. I am trying to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Version 10.6.3). I have successfully done this using the same process on two ...
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Mac hangs after Snow Leopard installation

I have a white 2007 MacBook, 2.16 GHz, 3GB RAM. It was happily running OS X.6.1 for a while but a friend borrowed it and left a lot of rubbish on it, so thought I'd reinstall Snow Leopard and then up ...
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Reboot and Reinstall OSx Lion with Snow Leopard currently installed on my Mac

I have Snow Leopard installed and only have the original disk of Lion that came with the Mini Mac. The Mac won't boot and stalls during the reboot phase. Obviously I don't have a recovery partition ...
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macOS won't boot into Recovery mode, need to reset admin password

My Mac Pro running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 won't boot into Recovery or Internet mode. I want to reset the password for the admin account as I have forgotten it for all users. I also would like ...
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C++11 on Snow Leopard 10.6.8

I'm trying to install C++11 on 10.6.8, following this macports guide Unfortunatley the guide fails when I get to step 7: Rebuild cctools and ld64 to use the newer version of llvm: sudo port -v -n ...
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How do you fix an Apple Hardware Test (AHT) configuration?

I have two MacBookPros on which I run 10.6.8. One has a Core i5 (MacBookPro6,1), the other a Core i7 (MacBookPro8,3). I move the SSD from one to other as occasion or whim demands. On the Core i5, AHT ...
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I am trying to clone a 2TB drive that has mac os x 10.6.8 onto a smaller drive but dont know what I am doing

I have a Mac Pro that I cant install an OS onto at the moment because I do not have snow leopard. I do have a bootable 2TB Western Digital drive that comes from an identical Mac Pro that has 10.6.8 ...
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Mac Pro install disk keeps ejecting itself

I am not that savvy with Macintosh computers so I can't figure out why the install disk keeps ejecting when I attempt to boot from disk by holding down the "C" button or the option button. It is not ...
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Is it possible to perform a factory reset on an old Apple iMac (OS X Snow Leopard) without a disk

My mum's got an old Apple iMac from ca. 2009 which after 10 years is pretty much for it. I'd like to wipe the computer to get rid of any personal data before we get rid of it. Just in case. As an ...
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what is the Update from iMac OS X 10.6.8 [duplicate]

When I go into my Apple Software Updates on my OS X 10.6.8 computer to update to OS X 10.9, the computer tells me that I do not have any new updates. How can I upgrade to OS X 10.9 if it does not ...
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USB not recognized after installing OS X Snow Leopard on it

A while back, I tried installing OS X Snow Leopard on a USB Thumb Drive (64GB) in order to see whether it could run on a Mac with a broken HD. It worked, but was obviously incredibly slow (I didn't ...
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Make old snow Leopard MacBook safer

I have an old MacBook running Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Specs are 2.4 GHz Intel Core Duo, 2GB RAM. I bought it for my gf (now wife) around 2008 and we have not used it in the last couple of years. The OS ...
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10.6.8 Update Combo Failed Unknown Error

I recently received an old iMac 27" aluminum unibody core 2 duo (EMC 2309: 2009 model) that was having troubles with the graphics card after High Sierra installation. I was looking to set it up as a ...
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Late-2011 MacBook Pro’s and Snow Leopard [duplicate]

Has any member here performed a software downgrade from the pre-installed Lion 10.7.2 to Snow leopard 10.6.8 on any late-2011 MacBook Pro (any size) and if it was successful or failed and what you ...
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File sharing from OSX 10.6.8 to OS 9.2.2

For several years I have updated my server on OS 9.2.2 using file sharing from OSX 10.5.8. Today I tried to update a file from another Mac with OSX 10.6.8. It mounts the OS 9 volume as usual and I can ...
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Can I install macOS 10.6.8 on a mid-2011 MacBook Air?

Can I install macOS 10.6.8, Snow Leopard, to a mid-2011 MacBook Air that came preloaded with macOS 10.7.0, Lion, like the MacBook Pros can? Or even a mid-2012 MacBook Air that came with 10.7.4 to ...
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Used Air (2010) without OS - how can I get up and running?

I've picked up a used 2010 Macbook Air. The previous owner seems to have wiped OS X leaving me with only the 'OS X Utilities' application available. I can't use the install option as I receive the '...
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Which path to upgrade from Mac OS X 10.6 (10A432)?

In my "old" Mac mini I substituted the HDD with an SDD and added more RAM. I reinstalled Mac OS from the only CD I actually have, version 10.6 (I think it's Snow Leopard, has a version code '10A432'. ...
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My Mac repeatedly beeps three times on startup. What does this mean?

When I try to boot my Mac I get nothing but strange beeps. They beep as follows: BEEP BEEP BEEP [3 second pause] BEEP BEEP BEEP [3 second pause] and it continues until I power off. So far, I have: ...
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No Reboot on MacPro using a new Samsung 860 EVO SSD

From the standard hard disk I can start, restart, and shutdown with no issues. From the new Samsung EVO 860 I can start and shutdown, but I can NOT restart. It freezes with a black screen. If I ...
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Installing gcc twice on a Snow Leopard machine?

I have an old early 2008 Macbook that runs Snow Leopard and can't upgrade to anything better. I wanted to install a C++ compiler on it and finally stumbled across this: https://github.com/...
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How to start Internet Recovery Mode of El Capitan with multiple OS installed?

Thank you for your time. Here is my problem: A) Goal Start into Mac OS X El Capitan internet recovery mode and temporarily disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) to use (X11 functions of) ...
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AppleScript to find files by exact name match from an Automator variable

I have a workflow that gets the track name of a single track in my mp3 player and stores it in a variable. I then use this in the Spotlight action to find that track in my iTunes Library, but the ...
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How to repair OS X Snow Leopard from USB Stick

My operating system (Snow Leopard) was running quite good but I used some tools from internet to free some HDD space. Then some days later I figured out that Safary is not able to start anymore. Now ...
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How can I determine which paths are required?

I am using Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8. My Mac has several volumes with OS X and each volume has several users. I wish to minimise the work required to ensure that my paths are adequate both for ...
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I'm using a 2008 Mac Pro as a home media server, how to get Wake On Network Access to work? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make use of an old Mac Pro with 10.6.8 I had lying around as a wireless home media server, backed up with Time Machine. I'm just using a standard Huawei router provided to me by my ISP. ...
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Unable to boot from the Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.8 and Ubuntu 16.04 operating systems

My early 2008 MacBook runs on a dual boot of Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.8 and Ubuntu 16.04. I deleted some partitions, so I am unable to boot either OS X or on Ubuntu. I tried a repair by using ...
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iTunes 11 Import Into Apple Music

I have a really old IMO Snow Leopard intel iMac that is still running so that I sync with iPods. It is running iTunes 11. Is there a migration point at this point to get the music off the computer(...
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Cloning HD in SSD

I have an old Mac that I’d like to upgrade by adding an SSD. The problem is that the OS is really old (Snow Leopard, Mac Early 2008), so I’m really not sure if is the backup restore is going to work. ...
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Is it possible to install a new HP Envy-4520 printer on a computer running Snow Leopard

I am trying help someone setup a new printer (HP Envy-4520) on an older Mac (Snow Leopard 10.6.8) Obviously the best solution would be to replace the computer, unfortunately, this isn't an option. I ...
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Upgrading to MacOS from 10.6.8 MacBook Pro

I have 2011 MacBook Pro that I have not used for a while. Now I am back to using it and would like to upgrade to the latest OS available. Currently, it is 10.6.8 an here are the issues When I try to ...
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Update Macbook 8.1 from Snow Leopard to High Sierra

So I have established that I have a Macbook 8.1 that apparently can run High Sierra. Problem is I can't download from app store because it says it requires 10.8.0 to perform that task. The Macbook ...
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Cannot write to boot disk, asks authentication

Problem Suddenly, after rebooting a Snow Leopard Mac Pro (2009), I cannot copy to the main disk, or even move one of its files, without having Mac OS X asking for authentication. Once I type the ...

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