Solved How do you install a Mac OS X Snow Leopard disc in a Mac

Dell Inspiron desktop - 4gb memory - 500...
July 25, 2015 at 18:44:05
Specs: Safari , Intel R Core;i3-401OU
desk computer? My Safari OS is expired and when I try to insert the update disc, my Mac spits it out. Tried several times. With my Dell computer, all I do is insert the disc in my disc tray and the computer picks it up and install the
application.

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July 26, 2015 at 14:41:41
I'm afraid that means that either your CD or the CD drive are faulty. As that CD must be fairly old now that is the likely culprit. Do other CDs work in the drive?


#1
July 25, 2015 at 23:07:33
What are you trying to install? Safari browser? Or Mac OSX 10.xx aka snow Leopard?
What's is the Dell computer? Windows 7/8/10? Or a Mac OSxxx?

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#2
July 26, 2015 at 00:07:36
Hi sluc, I am trying to install Mac OSX, Snow Leopard. I just mentioned how I install
an app in my Dell Computer, Win 8.

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#3
July 26, 2015 at 00:16:21
Is this a CD you burnt yourself from a (dubious?) download? Or did you buy the original version somewhere?

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#4
July 26, 2015 at 00:42:32
Hod down the "C" key whilst starting the computer to boot from the CD.

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July 26, 2015 at 10:38:09
ijack, Held "C" whilst starting but the computer did not boot from the CD. Tried it about 10 times; the CD still is not taken and is rejected.

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#6
July 26, 2015 at 10:39:10
sluc, got the CD from the Apple Store.

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July 26, 2015 at 14:41:41
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I'm afraid that means that either your CD or the CD drive are faulty. As that CD must be fairly old now that is the likely culprit. Do other CDs work in the drive?

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July 26, 2015 at 14:49:27

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#9
July 26, 2015 at 23:09:38
Thanks grasshopper. I tried but the DVD icon won't come out after the Start up Manager.

Tried it several times and also I noticed the CD Snow Leopard won't stay in the DVD drive.

Tried one of my file disc and the disc stayed. Now, I CANNOT eject it. My apple keyboard does not have a botton to eject or does not show any keyboard key that says eject. Tried the side of the computer for an eject botton but did not have any luck, either.


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#10
July 26, 2015 at 23:13:44
ijack,
I guess I just have to consult the experts at the Apple store. The Update CD I just got from the Apple store. And, I also tried my backup disc which stayed in the CD drive,but I cannot get it out. There is no eject botton I can see in the keyboard or the side of the computer.

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#11
July 27, 2015 at 04:10:41
Try holding down the mouse button whilst powering up the Mac to eject the CD.

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#12
July 30, 2015 at 01:17:39
Upgrading Mac OS X
Follow these easy steps to upgrade to Mac OS X Snow Leopard:
1 Insert the Mac OS X installation disc.
2 Double-click the Install Mac OS X icon.
The Welcome pane appears, followed by the License Agreement. Read and agree to
the software license agreement.
3 In the pane where you select a disk, select your current Mac OS X disk (in most cases,
it will be the only one available).
4 Click Customize to select or deselect optional software.
You can customize some of the software that will be installed, such as printer drivers,
fonts, and language translations. In the Custom Install pane, select the software you
want to install, and then click OK.
Note: If you see a message that you don’t have enough disk space to install Mac OS X,
you can deselect items to save space.
5 Click Install.
To quit any open applications and start the installation, click Install in the message that
appears. When prompted, enter your administrator password.

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