Mac OS upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets' started by Victorian_Major, May 21, 2012.

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  1. Hello all,

    I need to take a MacBook from Leopard to Snow Leopard as I need to load up a citrix app from the app store. Thereafter I'll probably wait until Mountain Lion shows up.

    Problem is, the upgrade needs a CD and the silly jap's-eye CD drive built into the mac doesn't work, usually no biggie as it's never used.

    So my question is, can I load up the new OS using an external USB CD drive or will this not work? Thanks!
  2. Yes, no problem. Done it that way myself.
  3. My Mac book air doesnt have one and works fine with an external DVD drive so I don't think it will be a problem.
  4. There you go have one on me.


    No idea how that works.
  5. Great! Thanks.
  6. There was me thinking that a Mac upgrade was going from a Mac to a PC.
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  7. That would be akin to going from a Ferrari to an Afghan cart and would doom you to a life of viruses, shit upgrades, endless crashes and shit programming.

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  8. Guns

    Guns LE Moderator Book Reviewer
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    Same problem here and I use an external DVD drive.
  9. I took my old iBook from Tiger to Leopard with external drive no problem. I think it took a bit longer than expected that way but it works fine.
  10. msr

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  11. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

  12. msr

    msr LE

    Wrong, very wrong. Just read the article.
  13. msr

    msr LE

  14. msr

    msr LE