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Upgrading to ML from SL

196 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 5, 2012 10:18 AM by michaelsip4 RSS
Soniq2 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Oct 4, 2012 10:27 AM

I have an iMac running Snow Leopard that I would like to upgrade to Mountain Lion.


Can I upgrade directly to Mountain Lion (bypassing Lion) or must I upgrade to Lion first?



  • michaelsip4 Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to Soniq2)


    but i usually do an express call regarding a new os to apple

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 10:33 AM (in response to Soniq2)

    You can upgrade directly from the latest version of SL, if your Mac meets the specs for ML.

  • markwmsn Level 4 Level 4 (3,945 points)
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    Oct 4, 2012 10:20 PM (in response to Soniq2)

    10.6.x (where x is any digit) is Snow Leopard; Lion is 10.7.x; Mountain Lion is 10.8.x.

  • michaelsip4 Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 10:18 AM (in response to markwmsn)

    no problem,


    when ever I am about to upgrade I read the "requirements materials" but I always make a apple "express support call" under the new OS to confirm the validity of the information. That way I can confirm (beyond all doubts) that everything will work successfully 100%.   If they would ever say "It should work, but the computer is old or something along the lines of it should work, but you wont have full functionality of this or that" i would weigh the benefits of the upgrade.


    Eg: some people with the iphone 4 were hoping to receive siri on the Ios6 update, they didnt but they did receive a new mapping application and other things that were beneficial.  If they could live without the siri and felt the other things were beneficial it was worth the upgrade.  But, I they didnt feel the new stuff was beneficial, they didnt have to upgrade.


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