2GB enough to run Windows 7 and Snow Leopard via Parallels?

I'm debating using Parallels to run Windows 7 but wasn't sure if 2GB would be enough RAM or would I need to upgrade to 4GB?

I think 1GB is the minimum. I had the Windows 7 Compatibility Tool check out my old lappy to see if it could handle 7, and it said that my ram could handle it HOWEVER it recommended that I upgrade to 2GB

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  • CAn I run Lion and snow leopard on the same computer with different sign-ins?

    CAn I run Lion and snow leopard on the same computer with different sign-ins?

    Alternatively, partition your internal HD and dual-boot it. Do note that you have to reboot to switch back and forth. You can't do it by logging out and back in.

  • Is it possible to run Tiger in Snow Leopard using Parallels?

    Hey All,
    Anyone know if it is possible to run Tiger in Snow Leopard using Parallels?
    I am using SPSS 16 and it is not compatible with snow leopard. A temporary fix right now if I partitioned my hard drive and installed Leopard on some extra space to run SPSS. This is kind of annoying because I only need Leopard to use SPSS. I would rather emulate it so I can listen to iTunes and check my email in SL.
    What about Panther? I think I even have a copy of Panther to install in Parallels?
    I read somewhere that the EULA restricts OS X from being emulated, which seems odd for Mac users who need to test or use old software. I understand though about emulating OS X on windows machine though. I guess they need to blow off the whole foot than just cut off one toe.
    Thanks for the thoughts!

    From what I can tell, doing this would be, at best, of dubious legality.
    Even so, the popular opinion seems to be that it would take some degree of hacking to pull off a virtual machine running OS X. I think that unless you are willing and able to undertake such a task, your best bet is to stick with a partition running an old version or wait for SPSS to be updated for Snow Leopard.
    Although...... I have Parallels 4 (current version is 5) and it has an option, when setting up a new Virtual Machine, to install Mac OS X server (see image linked below). Perhaps if you could get a copy of the server edition of the OS you would have more success?
    http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/1600/screenshot20100216at110.png
    Message was edited by: Iynque

  • Running Lion and Snow Leopard on the same MacBook Pro

    So here's the thing .....apparently Lion won't run Photoshop and Illustrator CS2 (which I'm quite happy with and not about to shell out silly amounts of money to Adobe for even CS3) and apparently there may be (and I stress may be) problems with Word 2008 (likewise money to Microsoft for Word 2011).
    I think, and probably won't know till I've installed it, that I'd like to try Lion on my Macbook Pro but keep Snow Leopard as a separate OS to run Photoshop, Illustrator and if necessary Word until I can afford to pay Adobe (& possibly Microsoft though I can't really see what improvements they can make to Word 2008) the large amounts of money they seem to think they deserve for an upgrade.
    Does anybody out there know if it is possible to run both Lion and Snow Leopard on the same machine and if it is how do I do it?
    Thanks for taking the time to read this.

    Likely a corrupted cache file
    Read the
    Deeper cache cleaning/resetting
    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3046

  • I need to run Lion and Snow Leopard on the same computer

    i have no money so the solution needs to be free.
    Can anyone help?

    Pondini: Formatting,  Partitioning, Verifying,  and  Repairing  Disks... - http://web.me.com/pondini/AppleTips/DU.html
    but I wouldn't just launch into this. I suspect your computer cannot run Snow Leopard as a major boot system.  There may be virtualization options, but if you don't know how to partition a drive then 2 pages of instruction using command lines to achieve virtualization may take a bit of easing into.  I haven't really gone into it myself, though I do recall discussions questioning legality.

  • Running Lion and Snow Leopard

    I have Lion on my mid-2012 MBP. I want to install Snow Leopard onto a partitioned HD so I run games supported by PowerPC. How do I safely do this?

    The newest Mid 2012 Mac's will not run Snow Leopard. They will run Lion as that is what comes on them, at this time.
    Snow Leopard does not have the correct drivers for the new hardware in the newest Mac's and Apple Never update an older OS to work on new Mac hardware.

  • Can I run Tiger and Snow leopard on a new macbook pro 15"

    Hi
    I have a Macbook running Tiger, soon to be replaced (I hope) by a
    15" Macbook Pro Sno Leopard. Can I partition the drive on the MBP to run
    Tiger also, as I have Adobe Creative Suite 2 and can't afford to upgrade that too. And I really don't want to run to computers.
    Thanks

    Welcome to Apple Discussions!
    Snow Leopard will run CS2 with some limitations.
    http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/start
    Either find a Mac older than October 26, 2007 you can use until you can bring all your software to Snow Leopard compatibility from these sites*:
    http://www.macmaps.com/usedrefurbished.html
    Or find an alternative application for the functions you need from the first link that is Snow Leopard compatible if you can use that.
    - * Links to my pages may give me compensation.

  • Can I partition a new macbook air hd to run lion and snow leopard?

    I have a new 2011 Macbook Air and it came with Lion. I still have some mission critical programs that are not yet compatable with Lion. Can I partition the HD (I have 256GB) and dual boot with Snow Leopard? I have the Snow Leopard upgrade disk from another Mac. Will Snow Leopard work on this machine?

    No. The new MBAs require Lion and will not run Snow Leopard.

  • Can I partion my drive on macbook pro 10.5.8 to add snow leopard and not affect my leopard?  I'd like to run apps on snow leopard which cannot be run on leopard.

    I'd like to add snow leopard to my macbook pro which runs leopard 10.5.8 in order to run apps.  I do not want to mess with my original system and risk losing data.  Is that possible by just going to utilities and partioniong my drive?

    15 is probably enough.  And if you kept your home dir in a separate volume then you could use your same home dir on both leopard and snow leopard.  This is one of the reasons I recommend keeping the home dir on a separate volume.  Very convenient for switching OS's or needing to use a (backup) copy of the current OS.

  • Need OS X Lion and Snow Leopard for iCloud functionality but I have a windows bootcamp on my mac.  Problem?

    I have a windows bootcamp on my macbook.  I need to download OX Lion and Snow Leopard so I can .  If I do download both programs, will I loose my bootcamp functionality?
    Much apprecitive.

    In addition to what Kappy suggested, please check your Mac against the hardware requirements of Lion before starting this project.
    Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
    2GB of memory
    OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
    7GB of available space
    Allan

  • Running Leopard and Snow Leopard

    Hey guys and gals... I recently bought a new macbook pro with snow leopard installed. This is all great, but the program that I use the most (pro tools) only works on leopard (unless of course I want to pay 150 dollars to upgrade my pro tools, which I do not). Is there any way to run leopard and snow leopard just as some people run windows and osx? I would also like to not have to restart my computer every single time I wanted to switch back and forth. ANY help is greatly appreciated!
    Justin C

    Is there any way to run leopard and snow leopard just as some people run windows and osx?
    Basically, not if the computer was released after Mac OS X 10.6.
    I would also like to not have to restart my computer every single time I wanted to switch back and forth.
    This function requires Mac OS X Server.
    (50521)

  • Can I have both Lion and Snow Leopard on One Hard Drive?

    My problem is I need to run a PowerPC game on Lion which Lion no longer supports. So i thought i could download Snow Leopard back to my Mac and partiition my hard drive in the process as that is the only way i know of to have both Lion and Snow Leopard. I went through the Boot Camp Asistant process and it seems it will only partition Windows 7 to my Mac when i need Snow Leopard. If anyone has any idea how to help me have both Lion and Snow Leopard at the same time on just one hard drive or figure out how to run the PowerPC programs on my Mac (if there is a way around it). The help will be well appreciated!

    How To Run Snow Leopard On A New Mac
    This does not apply to new Mac Minis or MacBook Airs. When newer models are introduced that also require Lion for hardware support, the techniques described below will no longer work with the possible exception of using Parallels 7.
    What has to be done:
    Create a new partition on the hard drive.
    Get a clone of a 10.6.8 Snow Leopard system. Put the cloned Snow Leopard system onto the new partition.
    Step One: Create a new partition on the hard drive
    To resize the drive and create a new partition do the following:
    1.    Restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the COMMAND and R keys until the menu screen appears. Alternatively, restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the OPTION key until the boot manager screen appears. Select the Recovery HD and click on the downward pointing arrow button.
           After the main menu appears select Disk Utility and click on the Continue button. Select the hard drive's main entry then click on the Partition tab in the DU main window.
    2.   You should see the graphical sizing window showing the existing partitions. A portion may appear as a blue rectangle representing the used space on a partition.
    3.    In the lower right corner of the sizing rectangle for each partition is a resizing gadget. Select it with the mouse and move the bottom of the rectangle upwards until you have reduced the existing partition enough to create the desired new volume's size. The space below the resized partition will appear gray. Click on the Apply button and wait until the process has completed.  (Note: You can only make a partition smaller in order to create new free space.)
    4.   Click on the [+] button below the sizing window to add a new partition in the gray space you freed up. Give the new volume a name, if you wish, then click on the Apply button. Wait until the process has completed.
    You should now have a new volume on the drive.
    It would be wise to have a backup of your current system as resizing is not necessarily free of risk for data loss.  Your drive must have sufficient contiguous free space for this process to work.
    Step Two: Obtain a clone of a Snow Leopard system:
    You will need access to a Mac already running Snow Leopard. You will need a 16 GB USB flash drive or an external hard drive to which you can clone the Snow Leopard system from the Mac that has Snow Leopard installed. Alternatives are:
    Option One:
    Install a new Snow Leopard system onto a USB flash drive. Boot the Mac used for installing with the USB flash drive. Update the flash drive system to 10.6.8 using the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 to update Snow Leopard. Verify that you can boot the Mac with the USB flash drive.
    Take the USB flash drive to your new Mac and try booting from it. If it works then clone the system from the flash drive to the newly made partition:
              Clone using Restore Option of Disk Utility
    Open Disk Utility from the Utilities folder.
    Select the destination volume from the left side list.
    Click on the Restore tab in the DU main window.
    Check the box labeled Erase destination.
    Select the destination volume from the left side list and drag it to the Destination entry field.
    Select the source volume from the left side list and drag it to the Source entry field.
    Double-check you got it right, then click on the Restore button.
              Destination means the new partition on the internal drive. Source means the USB flash drive.
    Option Two:
    If you have a large enough external drive you can erase and use, then it would be easier to just clone the entire Snow Leopard system from the source Mac computer to the external drive.
              Clone using Restore Option of Disk Utility
    Open Disk Utility from the Utilities folder.
    Select the destination volume from the left side list.
    Click on the Restore tab in the DU main window.
    Check the box labeled Erase destination.
    Select the destination volume from the left side list and drag it to the Destination entry field.
    Select the source volume from the left side list and drag it to the Source entry field.
    Double-check you got it right, then click on the Restore button.
              Destination means the external drive. Source means the Snow Leopard Mac's internal drive.
    After cloning verify that it will boot the source Mac. If so then take the external drive to your new Mac boot with it. If all is well then restore the clone to the new partition on your new Mac:
              Restore the clone using Disk Utility
    Open Disk Utility from the Utilities folder.
    Select the destination volume from the left side list.
    Click on the Restore tab in the DU main window.
    Check the box labeled Erase destination.
    Select the destination volume from the left side list and drag it to the Destination entry field.
    Select the source volume from the left side list and drag it to the Source entry field.
    Double-check you got it right, then click on the Restore button.
              Destination means the new partition on the internal drive. Source means the external drive.
    If the above seems too daunting then you might consider running Snow Leopard inside an emulator such as Parallels 7. You are permitted to install a single copy of Snow Leopard inside a virtual machine. You will need to first purchase a copy of Parallels 7 and install it on your new Mac. Create a new virtual machine configured for Mac OS X. You may then install Snow Leopard in the virtual machine then download Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 and update to 10.6.8. Be sure to include Rosetta in your initial Snow Leopard installation. Rosetta is not installed by default rather it's an optional install.

  • In limbo between Leopard and Snow Leopard - stupidly didn't back up

    I've got an old-school black MacBook, about four years old now. I never cared enough to upgrade it to Snow Leopard, but now I want Lion. So, I borrowed my parents' five-license Snow Leopard install disc and started off on the journey to upgrade to Snow Leopard, download the App Store update, then download and install Lion. I didn't get far.
    First, let me say that I didn't back up my hard drive. Like an idiot. Yes, I know it was stupid, so there's no need to say anything. My previous installs (a few clean re-installs) have gone without a hitch, so I figured I'd trust Apple and just run the installation without backing up. Dumb.
    The Snow Leopard installation started fine, but was interrupted when the installer said the install failed. Restart, try again. Booting from the install DVD, things seemed to be going fine a second time around -- picked my language, got to the install set-up screen, picked Macintosh HD as my installation drive. And then things stopped working. The installer said my HD could not be written to and that it needed repair. So I went to Disk Utility to try that. Repair Disk wasn't available, so I clicked Verify Disk. That got interrupted when it said the disk needed to be repaired, after which the Repair Disk button was clickable. Tried to repair, but apparently my HD is screwed beyond the capabilities of Disk Utility.
    I tried to reboot the MacBook from the HD, which Disk Utility said still had Leopard running on it. The computer wouldn't boot up. Safe Boot didn't work. So, without any other real options, I thought I'd try my luck by just trying the install again. Booted up from the install DVD, and ran into the same issues. Didn't magically fix itself, of course. So my MacBook is stuck in limbo between Leopard and Snow Leopard, won't boot from the HD and won't let me repair the disk when booted from the DVD. What do I do?
    I plan to try a couple third-party disk-utility programs tomorrow (8/25/11) to recover the files on my HD. There's not much I care about on there (just some iPhone photos and my resume, really), so doing a clean wipe of the HD and installing Snow Leopard is an option. But I'd of course rather be able to recover my personal files. Is this possible at this point?
    Another question I have regarding a clean wipe: If I end up having to clean off the HD and lose all my data, I'll lose the iTunes configuration for my iPhone. Will iTunes be able to import my apps and settings from my phone if I plug it in?
    Thank you very much.

    For a hard drive try Newegg.com http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=380&name=Laptop-Hard-Dr ives&Order=PRICE
    Or OWC  http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/2.5-Notebook/
    Here's instructions on replacing the hard drive http://creativemac.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=45088
    Here's a cheap SATA external hard drive case on eBay http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-2-5-SATA-HDD-HARD-DRIVE-EXTERNAL-ENCLOSURE-CASE-BOX-/120 636286623?pt=PCC_Drives_Storage_Internal&hash=item1c167ba69f

  • Is it possible to have a Lion OS and snow Leopard using the bootcamp?

    I bought a macbook pro 13" 2011. I have other programs that will run only in Snow Leopard OS just like Logic Pro 8. Is it possible to install snow leopard aside from my current Lion OS? How to install? Is it possible to use both OS in my mac? I need your help. Thanks!

    OOPS!  I just noticed you actually have Lion, and want to go back to Snow Leopard.  That may or may not work.  The first test would be to see if you can boot your new MacBook 13" from a Snow Leopard installation DVD, or from another Mac in Firewire Target mode, or a bootable external Snow Leopard disk (SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner created).
    If that works, then Yes, but before trying anything make sure you have full backups (SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner, or even TimeMachine).  2 copies would be even better.
    Bootcamp is not needed.  Bootcamp is an aid to installing and running the Windows OS
    You can install Lion on an exteernal disk, and boot from that by holding down the Option key during boot.
    You can repartition your internal disk so you have 2 partitions.  You restore your Snow Leopard backup to one partition, and install Lion on the other.  You can choose to boot into either partition by holding own the Option key during boot.  You could also use System Preferences -> Startup Disk to switch between Snow Leopard and Lion.
    You can use virtual machine software (VMware Fusion, Parallels, VirtualBox) on Snow Leopard (does not work the other way), then install Lion in a virtual machine (your MacBook should have a minimum of 4GB if you are going to try this).  This would allow you to run Snow Leopard and Lion at the same time.
    You could buy one of those kits that replaces your DVD drive with a Solid State Disk (SSD), and instlal Lion on the SSD, and again boot holding the Option key or use Startup Disk system pref to switch between the OS versions.
    Message was edited by: BobHarris

  • Cricket UM185C Broadband Modem and Snow Leopard 10.6.x

    Cricket has (fraudulently in my opinion) jettisoned support for the UM185C USB Broadband modem and Snow Leopard after very little time. I only paid for the UM185C less than 6 months ago and here I am with wasted money and a service I've paid for that is useless.
    Anyway, I saw here where intrepid forum users where able to get the Cricket A600 USB Broadband Modem and Snow Leopard to work together after a series of terminal hacks, etc.
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2142240&start=15&tstart=0
    Is there any hope for making the UM185C work or should I simply discontinue service with Cricket and report them to the BBB for fraud and leave well enough alone.
    I think the fact that there's no mention of the UM185C in these forums tells me that most Mac users are ditching Cricket for broadband and I can't blame them. What an unethical company they are. By the way, want to have some fun? Try downloading the "mac" version of the driver from the Cricket site for the UM185C; it's an .exe file for Windows.

    Hi Cowicide Moo,
    My name is Ryan and I work in partnership with Cricket Wireless. We are sorry to hear about any confusion you may have encountered regarding the types of software supported by our various selections of broadband devices. On our website, we provide a clear list of modems and support software for customers to be able to determine the correct device to purchase for their computer.
    http://www.mycricket.com/support/faq/What-computers-and-operating-softwareandnbs pare-the-Cricket-Broadband-modems-compatible-with
    As you'll see, the UM185C is supported by Mac OS X Leopard (10.5+) and earlier, but does not currently support Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6+) 32-bit. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
    Best,
    Ryan on behalf of Cricket

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