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10.6: Upgrade iStat Menus prior to Snow Leopard install Install
After installing Snow Leopard, all my menu bar icons disappeared. After some digging, I found out that version 1.3 of iStat Menus is not compatible with Snow Leopard (version 2.0, released shortly after Snow Leopard shipped, is compatible).

I had a problem, though, because the uninstaller is located within the iStat Menus System Preferences panel. Since the panel would crash every time I tried to open it in Snow Leopard, here's how I solved that problem. First, I downloaded the 1.3 installer from the web site, Control-clicked on the package and chose Show Package Contents from the contextual menu, and found the uninstaller tool in the Contents » Resources folder. As soon as I had this uninstalled, my menulets returned.

So make sure you upgrade to version 2.0 (assuming you're running 10.5) prior to upgrading to Snow Leopard. Alternatively, uninstall iStat Menus 1.3 before upgrading.

[robg adds: I modified this hint quite a bit, as it was submitted prior to the release of iStat Menus 2.0.]
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10.6: Upgrade iStat Menus prior to Snow Leopard install
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Sep 09, '09 10:54:18AM

I've had no problems installing Snow Leopard with 1.3 still installed, and then installing the 2.0 when it became available, on two Macs.

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10.6: Upgrade iStat Menus prior to Snow Leopard install
Authored by: 010111 on Sep 09, '09 11:54:20AM

same here. no issue whatsoever uninstalling 1.3 (also on 2 macs)... waiting a few days and installing 2.0 when it was released.

i was able to mess around in the 1.3 prefpane fine under 10.6 as well. just turning it on didn't do anything. (obviously.)

there were obviously some other issues going on.



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10.6: Upgrade iStat Menus prior to Snow Leopard install
Authored by: brh on Sep 10, '09 07:26:18AM

Also had no issues installing 10.6 with old version of iStat Menus installed, also on two Macs. Maybe that's the trick, having two Macs :)



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10.6: Upgrade iStat Menus prior to Snow Leopard install
Authored by: paulpro on Sep 10, '09 08:35:25AM

It's strange that checking for updates within the iStat prefpane doesn't offer v2.0, it says 1.3 is the newest version, "You have the latest version of iStat Menus". Kind of pointless to have an updater that can't see updates.



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10.6: Upgrade iStat Menus prior to Snow Leopard install
Authored by: TvE on Sep 14, '09 02:40:24AM

Perhaps you're on 10.5.x and 2.0 is only for 10.6+
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