Here we’ll guide you through all the necessary steps to get Mac OS X Snow Leopard installed on your HP Mini 1000 netbook, including updating it safely to 10.6.2. This guide will also work for the Compaq Mini 700 which is a clone of the HP Mini 1000.


On your Mac with DVD-ROM drive and USB port:

  1. Insert the Mac OS X Snow Leopard retail disc into the Mac’s DVD drive, and connect the external USB drive to the Mac too.
  2. If your Mac is running Mac OS X 10.6 or later then launch the ‘Disk Utility’ application located in your ‘Utilities’ folder, and skip to step 7. Else, proceed to the next step.
  3. Double-click on ‘Mac OS X Install DVD’ and then double click the ‘Install Mac OS X’ icon.