I can't find my snow leopard disc, How do i format my macbook pro without it?

I can't find my snow leopard disc, How do i format my macbook pro without it?

Call AppleCare (1-1800-APL-CARE) and give then the serial number.  They will send you a new copy of the two disks for shippingand handling of $16 each (I think $16 each).

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    So I have a Mac Pro with OS X 10.6.8, 2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 8 GB ram, and I am trying to move my OS over to a Solid State Drive. I have the original instal disc for 10.5 but I cannot find my Snow Leopard disc.
    So I installed 10.5 on the SSD but can't figure out anyway to upgrade to 10.6, at which point I can purchase Mountain Lion or whatever, but you can't upgrade beyond Snow Leopard without first having Snow Leopard, right?
    I know I can "clone" my original SATA drive with Snow Leopard, but part of the reason I am doing this is to get rid of a bunch of the useless crap on that drive, so I'd like to avoid a full clone.
    I know it's only $20 to buy a fresh version of Snow Leopard, but on 10.5 there is no App Store, and there doesn't seem to be anyway to purchase it online as a download. So I would need to go to a real life store or have it shipped, right?
    So if there is some other way to upgrade or to clone JUST the OS without any of the other crap, that would be amazing!

    Why not download and look at its options? I recommended for that and other reasons.
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    Before you clone, install TRIM Enabler!
    And after you clone, run Disk Utility's REPAIR DISK on the SSD -- just to be on the safest side.
    How to relocate system and user data to another drive:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4337http://chris.pirillo.com/how-to-move-the-home-folder-in-os-x-and-why/To successfully relocate your operating system, user accounts and data from one storage device to another, meet the following conditions: 
    The destination storage device (SSD drive or hard drive) you are migrating to should be physically located in the same computer.  Moving operating system files from one computer to another computer using software not specifically designed for that computer can cause issues due to software, hardware, and firmware version mismatches.
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    http://www.coolestguyplanettech.com/how-to-make-a-bootable-osx-10-8-mountain-lio n-disc-or-drive-from-the-downloaded-mountain-lion-app/
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    SSD: Samsung 840 128GB (500GB $320)
    Sonnet Tempo Pro
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    Can I install Mac OS X 10.5 on a Powerbook G4 already running Mac OS X 10.6? I lost my disc of 10.6 and can only find my 10.5 disc as I'm selling my MacBook, and wiping the hard drive for a complete reset.

    A PowerBook G4 can't run Snow Leopard OS 10.6, however, it can run Leopard OS 10.5. But you must use a retail (black) Leopard install DVD.
    What does the selling of your MacBook have to do with installing Leopard on your PowerBook?
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    My hard drive crashed on my macbook about a year ago. I bought a brand new hard drive and brand new full install snow leopard discs single user to install on my empty hard drive. about a year later the hard drive crashed again, but it was still under warranty so i sent it out to get a new one. now when i try to install the same snow leopard disc, it says it can not be installed on this computer. I feel like I've been ripped off now, because i have no operating system on my computer and i already spent $129 on the snow leopard disc a year ago. Is there anything i can do to install this? I also have an iMac, I heard you can take the operating system from that or something? I just need my macbook back.

    Is there anything i can do to install this?
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    How can i transfer a device backup of an iPod from my old windows laptop to my new Macbook pro without losing or deleting the device backup? Is there a way to use and backup my device on my new macbook pro without losing or deleting the original device backup?

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  • Where can I find the snow leopard upgrade.  I am currently running leopard 10.5.8

    I have been searching through the apple store to upgrade my current os - 10.5.8? To upgrade to lion, it appears I need to have snow leopard 10.6. However, I cannot find the upgrade in the apple store.

    Start by checking if you cn run Snow Leopard:
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    Whilst Apple have withdrawn Snow Leopard from their stores, you can still get it from Apple by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE (if you are in the USA) and they will supply the SL DVD for $20 for a single user, or $30 for a family pack that covers up to 5 Macs.  You can also purchase the code to use to download Lion from the same number (Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM, running the latest version of Snow Leopard), or you can purchase Mountain Lion from the App Store - if you can run that:
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    When you have installed it, run Software Update to download and install the latest updates for Snow Leopard.

  • Can I install Snow Leopard on a new partition on a Macbook Pro (Late 2011)?

    I need to get Pro Tools 9 up and running again after I migrated from PC to Mac, but I know that Pro Tools 9 doesnt work with Lion.. I dont have the money to upgrade to PT10 so my thought was to go downgrade to Snow Leopard to get it working. But I dont want to leave Lion, so my question is if I can make a new partition and install Snow Leopard on the new partition and have both OSs bootable?
    The guy in the store I bought my mac from said Snow Leopard probably wouldnt play nice with the mac since its adapted to Lion but I dont trust people that get money for preaching about the constant need for "the latest". So I thought I'd ask the experts instead, so here I am! What do you guys think?

    theoretically, it should work - but the guy at the Apple Store is correct....computers that ship with the latest operating system do not support being downgraded.
    You might not get past the spinning beach ball & gray screen if you try to boot from the Snow Leopard install disc.
    It's worth a shot though if you want to try it. Just don't try to 'downgrade' the current Lion installation back to Snow Leopard. Try instead to create a new partition specifically for Snow Leopard. Disk Utility - select the top HD (probably reads Hitachi something)...select it, click on the Partition tab. Select the top partition, and you should then be able to see the + so you can add a new partition. I would probably make it about 20GB give or take depending on how much space you think you will need - but i believe the Snow Leopard installation by itself takes up around 8-10GB.
    Once this partition is created, insert your Snow Leopard installation disc, restart the computer and hold the C key down to start from the install disc. When it walks you through the steps for installation, select the newly created Snow Leopard partition. Install. Be sure to go through all the Software Updates (numerous times) after the installation is done.
    You can select which startup disc you want to boot from by holding the Option button down at startup until you see the gray startup manager that shows your Lion partition, Recovery Disc partiton, and your Snow Leopard partition.
    If for whatever reason this doesn't work, simply just erase the partition. It likely will not work but you should be able to just erase that newly created partition without any other problems.

  • Can I install snow leopard as a virtual machine on my Macbook Pro?

    Hi All,
    I have a Macbook Pro running 10.5, but I have also got Snow Leopard. I wanted to play with this first in a virtual machine before going ahead with the upgrade to have a play, but Parallels only supports OS X Server. Is there anything else I can use to achieve what I am after?
    Many thanks

    No, but you could install it on another drive or partition and boot from that.

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  • Snow Leopard won't boot (10.6.2, MacBook Pro)

    I recently did a fresh install of the retail DVD on my MacBook Pro.
    Last night before I shut it down, I repaired the disk permissions with the disk utility, it is maintenance that I have done regularly since Apple released OS X. I saw some error about FontInfo but unfortunately I did not pay much attention to it.
    It boots from the DVD. I tried verifying the permissions, and get a whole slew of errors of this type:
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    These appear to be System fonts.
    I then tried to verify the disk and it failed! Gives an invalid key length for the catalog file. This is most unfortunate...

    The general approach at this time is to ask if you've checked for any problematic fonts (all languages) with Apple's Font Book (look in the Applications folder). Find and remove all duplicates also.
    Start there to be sure all fonts that are in play come out with a clean bill of health.
    Don't hesisate to perform wholesale deletion of old and/or little used fonts - be skeptical of anything that has come from Office 2008, including those related to an Equation Editor installation.
    By all means be sure any 3rd party apps AND plug-ins are Snow Leopard compatible.
    An additional measure is to clear the existing font caches:
    That said, 10.6.2 release notes have this to say about fonts:
    Fonts fixes provided for:
    • an issue with font spacing
    • an issue in which some Fonts are missing
    • font duplication issues
    • an issue with some PostScript Type 1 fonts not working properly
    Good luck in any case.
    Did you update via Software Update or did you download the combo? If you used Software Update, get the Combo updater instead and re-apply:

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    my magsafe adapter has failed and it appears apple no longer makes one for my MacBook Pro. Any ideas on where to find one?

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  • I am having a lot of issues with iPhoto. I recently upgraded my software to Snow Leopard from the original software on my Macbook Pro. I got the Mac in 2007. Everytime I try to open iPhoto is just shuts down! It also wont recongnize my iPhone. HELP!

    My iPhoto will not stay running. It opens for a minute and then quits unexpectedly. I get an error message and it says a report will be sent to apple. My computer will not recognize my iPhone either. I cannot figure out how to fix this issue or if there is any way to fix it!

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    Would appreciate a link or description of the procedure.  Just replaced the battery and after full charge, I removed the power cord and
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