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HT1338 How do you upgrade from leopard to snow leopard

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I have an older 17" MacBook Pro and trying to get it the operating updated. It is currently on 10.5.8. Leopard. Do I need to go to 10.6? first? Can I do that by downloading what I need?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,420 points)

    Start by checking if you cn run Snow Leopard:

     

    Requirements for OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP575

     

    Whilst Apple have withdrawn Snow Leopard from their stores, you can still get it from Apple by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE (if you are in the USA) and they will supply the SL DVD for $20 for a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:

     

    http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/

     

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

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HE57

     

    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.

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