3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2012 8:59 AM by Neville Hillyer
Monica Maglione Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I am currently running 10.5.8 on my iMac. I need desperately to upgrade the operating system. What and how do I need?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • 1. Re: Software update needed.
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (242,055 points)

    If you're using a PowerPC iMac, the OS can't be upgraded further.

    If you're using an Intel Mac, phone the online Apple Store and order a Mac OS X 10.6 DVD.

     

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  • 2. Re: Software update needed.
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,495 points)

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    Whilst Apple have withdrawn Snow Leopard from their stores, you can still get it from Apple by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE (if you are in the USA) and they will supply the SL DVD for $20 for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

     

    To use iCloud you have to upgrade all the way to Mountain Lion:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4759

  • 3. Re: Software update needed.
    Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,855 points)

    Is it an Intel Mac?

     

    Why do you need to upgrade?