Advice Sought: How to install Snow Leopard on Tiger Macbook?
by AssafSoudry - 7/2/11 1:51 PM
Would someone out there be kind enough to give me some guidance as I go through the process of upgrading my OS? It would be great as I'm a bit nervous of it, but at the same time looking forward to the new OS.
My Macbook works fine, but my iPhone4 can't sync with Tiger's version of iTunes (v9), so I need to upgrade the OS. But that makes me nervous because the last thing I want is to later feel that the upgrade was a bad idea because the machine was never the same since the upgrade.
I have a June 2007 white MacBook, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 1G RAM, 80G Hard drive (12G free), running Tiger 10.4.11.
I don't yet want to upgrade to Lion as I'd prefer to let it (and dependent drivers etc) mature first.
1) My first question is: Is a clean install the best way? Or Install over Tiger? Various online articles state that using the Snow Leopard $29 installation discs I can install Snow Leopard over Tiger. But they are not clear as to whether the same disks can be used to perform a clean install of Snow Leopard. A clean install seems better I guess, if possible.
Any thoughts on that?
2) Should I increase my RAM to 2G?
3) I think I should clean out my hard drive, right?
What can I do about that? Are there applications/techniques to identify unnecessary space used? I know that a large amount is taken up by my itunes content, and it would be great to be able to move much of that to an external drive, but as I am aware that is not possible, right? It all has to be in one location, is that right?
Those are enough questions for now. It would be amazing if someone could assist me.
If you know of any useful pages/posts on the subject of how to upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard, then please do refer me to them.