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Snow Leopard Laptop Users Read First

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MacMan

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Motherboard
ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING - 1601 - UEFI
CPU
i7-8700K
Graphics
Vega 64
Mac
MacBook Pro, Mac Pro
Classic Mac
Power Mac, PowerBook
Mobile Phone
iOS
Please read this before posting:

1) If you having issues when installing something other than with your purchased retail copy of Snow Leopard, STOP and read this: Rules. Then go purchase you own copy and post your results.

2) Since installation on laptops and desktops are so very different, ALL questions laptop related or when using a laptop MUST be posted in the Laptop forum.

3) Apple has never supported AMD CPUs so the methods and software on this site won't work.

4) Apple removed support for Atom CPUs as of 10.6.2 and are now unsupported.

5) OS X can ONLY be installed on a disk using GPT, it does NOT support MBR. If you want to install on your current disk you will need to erase it in OS X or purchase a separate disk to install on. Any discussion of methods to circumvent this will be deleted as that is a violation of forum policies of modifying the installer.

6) Installing on a non-Apple laptop is a science experiment. You will most likely have issues with things like graphics, networking (wired and/or wireless), power management, sleep, integrated cameras, battery status, etc.

7) If you are trying to install on to a laptop that only has Intel HD Graphics, be aware that this GPU is not supported. It will only run at 1024x768 with NO graphics acceleration and you will not be able to run things iTunes.

8) If your laptop is using NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching technology, you can stop reading as it's not supported and most likely will never be.

9) Apple Software Updates will most likely break your working system. So ensure you have a good backup before installing.

10) Since there are so many configurations of laptops, and components can vary even with same model, you may not find another person with your exact specs to help.

11) If you're still reading this and want to proceed - use search before posting.

Thank you and good luck.

tonymacx86 and MacMan
 
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