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Can I upgrade OS x 10.5.8 to 10.6.8 from the hard drive (without CD)

To upgrade from MAC OS X 10.5.8 to 10.6.8 do I need a CD drive? Could I upgrade by simply downloading on to hard drive?

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OS 10.6 came as a option of DVD or USB stick.

On another computer you could create a disk image of the OS disk, transfer it to your computer via USB disk and mount it. This will allow you to install the update.

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SOURCE: Upgrading from MAC OS 10.4 to OS 10.5

Apple has a list of specs to run it. Looks like yours falls within it. Although some things will need other requirements like a webcam for photobooth or ichat. But you should be able to get by. Might be a bit slower than some Macs running it, but as long as you don't have 20 things going on at once, you should be fine. Go to an Apple store and try it out first though to make sure you like it.

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How do i removing yahoo net safety from a mac

Download the App ""
Drag your Yahoo app to the "AppCleaner" icon
It will find all the associated files connected with the Yahoo item. Then just delete.
But.... Your machine looks like it might be in need of a full update?
Use this tool to see if your Mac can handle a Newer OS X.
This will give you all the tech info on your Mac
If Maverics is acceptable and you have say 2gb of RAM!
Then, Download the free Maverics OS X first.
Prepare an external USB Hard Drive (or Partition)
Try doing a full Clone Backup with CCC to the External HD
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Use Option Key on Reboot. If OK
Use Drive Utility to Erase Internal HD ready for a clean install.
Then install a new clean OSX10.8 (Maverics) to get your machine almost up to the latest with a cleaned up pristine Mac HD.
Use Migration Assistant to return only the data files you want or just drag the "User" folder across by hand.
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I recently upgraded my PowerBook G4 (PowerPC G4) to OS 10.5.8 and since then have not been able to burn CD's, is there a compatibility problem??

Hi...hard time wiht your Burner fail to burn cd... go to and download Nero for mac os 10.5.8 and up.

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How do you reset an apple macbook laptop

Don't worry just follow the below steps and you will be able to fix your problem
Back up your information to an external medium such as an external hard drive or a flash drive. The install process allows you to transfer current files to a fresh operating system (OS) install, but it is always best to be prepared with a backup of your files in case something goes wrong.

Insert the first install CD or DVD of the operating system software.

Restart your Mac Book or Mac Book Pro. Immediately hold down the "C" key as the computer reboots. This will cause your Mac Book to boot from the CD or DVD you inserted.

See the "Welcome" dialog that asks you to pick a language. It may also ask you to agree to the terms and conditions of the software install. Depending upon which OS version you are using, you might see the software perform several checks on your system. If you do not see this, do not worry.

Choose where to install the OS. You're most likely going to select your primary hard drive. If you have one or more partitions on your hard drive, you can select any of them as long as they are large enough.

Choose your install. You'll be presented with three options: "Upgrade," "Archive and Install," and "Erase and Install."
Choose "Update" to simply update the current OS install on your Mac Book. All your data, files and programs will remain intact.
Choose "Archive and Install" if you need to back up all the data on your system and import it into a fresh install of the software. You will need to reinstall much of your non-Apple software if you choose this option.
Pick "Erase and Install" if you want to erase everything on your hard drive and install a fresh version of the OS. None of your data will remain if you pick this option. This is effectively a factory reset of your Mac Book, as none of your personal settings or data will remain.

Choose the right setting. If you choose "Archive and Install," be sure to check the box to preserve your user and network settings. This will ensure your previous profile data is installed in the new software installation. Once you've chosen an option, select it. Click "OK."

Relax. The Apple OS install will take care of everything from this point. You may be prompted along the way with a few questions, but the install should be mostly automatic. When the install is complete, your Mac Book will restart.

Restore your data. If you chose "Upgrade" or "Archive and Install," the software will prompt you to migrate your old data to the new system. Follow the instructions to ensure your old settings and programs are transferred to the fresh install of the software.

Have a great day

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Work around to Upgrade Mac Mini (original) OS

Can't help with te workaround, but downloading the mac version of opera browser should get you sorted.

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Will not start up, has a flashing folder with a question mark

This means that your internal hard drive is not currently bootable. That can happen for a variety of reasons, which are:
  1. The disk has crashed and is no longer usable.
  2. The Mac OS X System Folder has become damaged due to permission problems, a botched software upgrade, or some other software-caused problem.
  3. The hard drive controller on your Mac's logicboard has failed.
Without knowing the model of your Mac, I can only guess what is going on here. To know for sure, you need to locate your original Apple software restore CD/DVD -or- a retail Mac OS X install DVD.
Do the following:
  1. Power on the Mac, insert the bootable CD/DVD.
  2. Hold down the power button until the mac turns off.
  3. Hold down the "C" key on the keyboard and press the power button to turn the unit on.
  4. It will take a while, but your Mac should start booting a copy of Mac OS X off of the CD/DVD.
  5. Once booted into the Installer, locate the menubar at the top of the screen. Click on the "Apple" icon (top left of screen) and click "About this Mac". Click the "More Info..." button.
  6. You should now see the Apple System Profiler.
  7. On the left panel, locate "ATA" or "Serial-ATA". You should have one of them contained within your Mac. When you click on the correct one, you should see the list of hard drive controllers (two), one with your CD/DVD rom listed, and the other with your hard drive listed underneath. If you don't see two controllers, one or both of your hard drive controllers have failed and you need to send the Mac to Apple for hardware repair.
  8. If you DO see your hard drive listed, then you hardware is at least working. That rules out a failed hard drive controller and mostly likely your hard drive is physically intact. The software on it might still be wrecked, but the hardware appears to work.
  9. Close "System Profiler" and get back to the MacOS X Installer. Click on the "Tools" or "Utilities" on the top of the menu bar. Locate "Disk Utility" and launch it.
  10. Within Disk Utility, locate your hard drive on the left side of the screen, click on it once to highlight it and then click the button "Verify Disk". This will do an exhaustive search against your drive to see if there are any problems with the Mac OS X installation. If there is still a copy of Mac OS X left to salvage, this will tell what the problem is.
  11. If "Verify Disk" finds an instance of Mac OS X with problems, you can try running "Repair Disk" and then "Repair Disk Permissions" to clean up any problems with the copy of Mac OS X. Keep in mind, when you have filesystem problems, sometimes fixing the problems can make permanent changes to your filesystem that have unintended consequences.
At this point, if your hardware is intact and you have a filesystem problem, the safest thing to do is to go find a firewire drive big enough to install a copy of Mac OS X on it (anything larger than 10GB should be fine), install Mac OS X to the firewire drive and then try to mount your internal hard drive while running from Mac OS X on the firewire drive. This assumes that you have files on the internal drive that you don't want to lose. If this is not the case, you can safely reinstall Mac OS X on your internal drive and start over again.

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Upgrading from MAC OS 10.4 to OS 10.5

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If your computer rejects the Mac OS X Installation DVD, it means that there's a good chance that your Mac doesn't have an Apple internal DVD drive or an Apple SuperDrive, you'll need Mac OS X 10.4 Install CDs.

If your mac is unable to read the CD or ejects it also, there's something wrong with your DVD\CD drive.

You might want to try loading the DVD on a second computer that is connected with a fire wire to the first computer.

Good luck.

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