Macintosh: To upgrade to Mac OS X snow Leopard

Posted on 2011-10-03
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

1) I am used to with Microsoft Windows
2) I am not familiar with Mac OS
3) I have a MacBook Pro, and want to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion
4) I believe, I can download it
5) But there is a condition that the current OS should be at  Mac OS X Snow Leopard
6) My question:
How to upgrade to " Mac OS X Snow Leopard"? ( A little bit step will be helpful)
7) Thank you

Question by:tjie
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    by:Aaron Tomosky
    I recommend a clean install of lion. Not a double upgrade. See my previous answer to your question how to burn a lion DVD.

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    Would you answer this please: ++++ How to upgrade to " Mac OS X Snow Leopard"? ( A little bit step will be helpful) ++++


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    If You want to upgrade "Leopard" (=Mac OS X v.10.5) to "SnowLeopard" (=Mac OS X v.10.6) you need an install DVD for SnowLeopard.

    You can order one ($29) here: (this one is in the U.S. store, but the same item exists in AppleStores around the world).
    Or if you find a used copy on eBay, or similar, you can use that.

    Unfortunately SnowLeopard is not available online for downloading. (Not from Apple, anyway ...)

    With your new SnowLeopard DVD inserted you go for Upgrade, and your MacBook Pro will reboot from that DVD and you just follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade.
    Please make sure you have a fresh backup of your files before proceeding. That makes life much simpler if something would go wrong during the upgrade.

    It's as simple as that to upgrade to SnowLeopard from Leopard! Good luck!

    BUT with that said, I also would not recommend a double upgrade, but a clean install of Lion.
    You will get a much more stable system from a clean install.

    Best Regards,
    Jens Helander

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