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Software update from 10.5.8

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Sep 28, 2012 5:46 PM

Right now I have Mac OS X 10.5.8 on my MacBook Pro and am trying to update my OS to Mountain Lion, but I can't find the software updates in between.  Any ideas on how to proceed?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,310 points)
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    Sep 28, 2012 5:51 PM (in response to Whatsupwiththis)

    Phone the online Apple Store and order a Mac OS X 10.6 DVD.



  • shldr2thewheel Level 7 Level 7 (25,345 points)
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    Sep 28, 2012 5:52 PM (in response to Whatsupwiththis)

    the software updates inbetween are totally seperate, newer versions of OS X, they must be purchased.  You'll need to call apple sales to purchase 10.6, then run software update to get to 10.6.8 and download 10.8 from the app store, assuming your mac meets the technical requirements.

  • linuxubuntufan Level 2 Level 2 (420 points)
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    Sep 28, 2012 5:53 PM (in response to Whatsupwiththis)

    After you get the 10.6 DVD, go onto the Mac App Store and buy Mountain Lion (only $20) and update.

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,135 points)
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    Sep 28, 2012 5:58 PM (in response to Whatsupwiththis)

    Mountain Lion is not a freebie patch you can install thru Software Update. It is a full fledged operating system that costs $20 and can only be obtained thru the App Store application.


    What? No App Store in your Applications Folder? Of course not, you have Leopard. So, you have to call Apple so they will sell you the 10.6 Snow Leopard Install DVD for $20. Then, when you have "updated" to that, you'll find the App Store in Applications and will be able to pay another $20 to download the Mountain Lion installer and complete the desired "update"

  • dominic23 Level 6 Level 6 (18,350 points)
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    Sep 28, 2012 6:00 PM (in response to Whatsupwiththis)

    System Requirements for Mountain Lion:





    Call Apple and buy OS X Snow Leopard for a fee.



    Install it and update it through Software Update.




    Once Snow Leopard is installed, you can go to App Store and buy and download

    Mountain Lion. It  costs $19.99.




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