Ask Max: Upgrading to Snow Leopard on older iMac
I have an older iMac that is running os 10.4.11 and I want to upgrade to snow leopard. I have the snow leopard CD but can’t insert into my iMac. How can I download this new operating system? I purchased an external cd driver but when I put the snow leopard cd in the driver it tells me to restart my computer to install the program. When I restart it, the wheel on the screen just turns and turns and does’’t restart my computer.
My computer is so fragmented and I need to defragment, but can’t run a utility program until I have snow leopard installed.
- Place the 10.6 DVD in the drive, then power the computer all the way off.
- Once it’s off, hold down “Option” and power the unit back up.
- You should see two different icons: one for the DVD and one for the Internal drive.
- Release the Option key, and click on the DVD.
It should then boot up from the DVD.