2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 12, 2012 8:26 AM by Klaus1
aclark Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Im still stuck with 10.5.8 and im tring to figure out how t download snow leopard but im having some difficulty finding the download. is it even possible o upgrade or is my mac too old? i really want the new mountain lion upgrade but i know i need to have snow leopard first... help!

  • 1. Re: confused
    WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,205 points)

    First google "Snow Leopard system requirements."  Then compare to what you see in  >About this Mac and More Info. Also do a search for "Mountain Lion system requirements." You will need double the suggested RAM.


    You don't DL Snow. The DVD can be purchased by calling Apple. $20 US.

  • 2. Re: confused
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,470 points)

    Start by checking if your Mac can run Snow Leopard:


    Requirements for OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'




    Whilst Apple have withdrawn Snow Leopard from their stores, you can still get it from Apple by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE (if you are in the USA) and they will supply the SL DVD for $20 for a single user, or $30 for a family pack that covers up to 5 Macs.  You can also purchase the code to use to download Lion from the same number (Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM, running the latest version of Snow Leopard), or you can purchase Mountain Lion from the App Store - if you can run that:




    If you are outside the US call your national Apple Helpline:




    If you're in the UK, use this number: 0871 508 4400


    When you have installed it, run Software Update to download and install the latest updates for Snow Leopard.