2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 3:58 PM by Klaus1
prelongioalta Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I would like to upgrade IMac OS X 10.5.8 to OS X 10.7. Is that possible ?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: upgrade Imac OS X 10.5.8 to OS X 10.7
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (241,895 points)

    Only if you have a Core 2 Duo(not Core Duo) or better Mac and go through Mac OS X 10.6(phone the online Apple Store.) You'll probably need to phone the Apple Store to get a download code for 10.7 anyway.

     

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  • 2. Re: upgrade Imac OS X 10.5.8 to OS X 10.7
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,480 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    Whilst Apple have withdrawn Snow Leopard from their stores, you can still get it from Apple by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE (if you are in the USA) and they will supply the SL DVD for $20 for a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