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Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) was the seventh major release of the OS X series.

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Attempting to install Mac OS X from install DVD with no previous OS installed

I have been trying for weeks to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard on my iMac Late 2006. I have been having trouble lately due to the installation saying that Mac OS X cannot be installed, although I have ...
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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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Upgrading from Snow Leopard to El Capitan: unable to select disk in installer

Description of the problem I am trying to upgrade my MacBook (7,1) from Snow Leopard (10.6.8) to El Capitan. I have obtained the El Capitan installer from the App Store, but when I run it I am unable ...
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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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Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion fails to install due to “Can't download the additional components” and “Essentials.pkg”

Error: "Can't download the additional components needed to install Mac OS X" In the log: "Failed to verify Essentials.pkg: xar_verify failed" I have an old iMac 5,1 that I'm trying to fix up. It has ...
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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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OS X 10.6.8 App Store “Get” Button Does Nothing

I am trying update to El Capitan using the App Store. I am logged in and my Mac meets the requirements, but when I click "Get" nothing happens. Just goes dark blue and nothing else after that. What ...
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Are loading times using a USB hard drive slower?

I recently installed Snow Leopard on a 2 TB USB 3.0 hard drive for my 2009 White MacBook, since the internal hard drive is broken (it no longer shows up during boot or in Disk Utility). The external ...
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Restoring recovered files from a partition

My Mac was previously running Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion. While making a bootable USB installer of El Capitan, the terminal command to restore the image ended up writing over a partition instead ...
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Trying to reinstall macOS on a 2009 MacBook Pro

My dad gave me his old 2009 MacBook Pro yesterday. It was slow and clunky so I reformatted the drive. Now I'm trying to reinstall macOS through OS X utilities. It asks me to agree to Yosemite terms ...
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iMac 2006 stuck at grey screen with apple and spinner

I have an imac 2006 running snow leopard. The matte screen is great on the eyes so I found a few articles on upgrading the hard drive and processor to a core 2 duo (had the core duo) that might allow ...
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How can I upgrade an old iMac from 10.6.8? [duplicate]

Model: iMac11,2 (Core i3-550, MC509LL/A) It was shipped with Snow Leopard 10.6.4, and I managed to update to 10.6.8 via Apple Software Update. After some research I found that this old iMac is ...
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Can not download el Capitan

I have an older Mac computer. Apple tells me it will run OS thru El Capitan. It is currently running snow leopard 10.6.8. When I open "http://iTunes.apple.com/app/os-x-el-capitan/id1147835433?mt=...
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Networking between 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and 10.12 (Sierra)

For work I have to solve an issue involving very old and new systems. Because of legacy software required for the business, I need to sync folders between Mac A (MBP running 10.6.8) and Mac's B and C, ...
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No Apple icon/menu in menubar

One of our Macs is still on Mac OS X 10.6.8 and on that particular Mac, every so often, there is no Apple icon. When this happens, there is no Apple menu either. What I mean is that clicking where the ...
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Install old version of Homebrew on Snow Leopard

So I have a computer that is stuck on Snow Leopard. How do I install Homebrew on such a old computer? Is this even possible? I tried the following command: /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://...
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2011 MacBook wakes immediately on sleeping, even after change of HD and OS

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro. About six months ago it developed a sleep problem - it wakes immediately on sleeping. Occasionally when recently rebooted it will sleep as it ought, but usually not. On each ...
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Adobe CS5 compatibilty with new OS on iMac

I have an iMac running OS X 10.6.8. I need to update the operating system as I can't update search engines etc. but am worried if I do CS5 Adobe suite won't run (I also have Microsoft 2008). I need ...
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Impossible to downgrade Mac Pro's operating system to original system [duplicate]

My Mac Pro ( late 2009 custom assembled in Ireland by Apple) Processor Name: 3.32GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Memory: 32 GB Processor Interconnect Speed: 6.4 GT/s Boot ROM Version: MP41.0081.B07 ...
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Unable to reset VRAM or boot a 2007 MacBook in Safe Mode or otherwise

Recently I made a hasty mistake in forcing a shutdown when it was becoming unresponsive. Previously I've been able to boot the system with no problems by starting in single user mode (to bypass the ...
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Making an El Capitan Install/Recovery Flash Drive from Snow Leopard

To make a long story short, I managed to have to wipe my entire hard drive. Fortunately, I have a Time Machine backup ready to work. Unfortunately, I can't find any way to get the option of restoring ...
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Can I safely remove a broken recovery partition?

Can I remove the broken recovery partition? $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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backups.backupdb seems empty

I use a NAS (WD mycloud ex2) to backup my computer with time machine. Usually it works (more or less), but I am dealing now with a quite big issue. Now, I can mount the sparse.bundle file, but ...
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Mac OSX can't repair the disk “ExFat”

The drive works fine on Windows and Linux but gives me this error in OSX? Is there a reason? Maybe something to run in either Windows or OSX to fix this? It is an external drive I could try ...
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Update from Snow Leopard to El Capitan fails on Macbook pro (Mid 2010)

I just installed a new ssd (samsung 250gb - 850 evo) and new RAM (8gb). now for the problem... I installed snow leopard from the disc that came with the MAC, and then updated the software as much as ...
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Unable to install Snow Leopard from original disks

I own an iMac that was recently updated in error by a family member (I've forgiven them). This was a disaster because some of my hardware and software no longer work! Previously this iMac was running ...
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Which version of OS X should I update my Mac to?

I just fixed my Macbook Pro (late 2009) by downgrading it to Snow Leopard OS. But I do want to upgrade it, since my Mac can take a newer version and work just fine. My specs are: Model Identifier: ...
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App Expose/Application Window Default Shortcut Across Different Versions

So I would like to know the default keyboard shortcut for Application Widow/App Expose from OSX from 10.6 - 10.12. I have read it has changed.
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Snow Leopard Server 10.6.8 under Fusion 7.1.3 on Sierra 10.12.2

I have seen posts like Snow Leopard Server in Fusion VM: installation keeps failing on how to install Snow Leopard Server 10.6.8 on a VMware VM, but as best I can tell, the recommended solution is to ...