2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 8:37 AM by Limnos
MariaFreckls Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My MacBook is not what it used to be. I've had it for four years now and have not upgraded the OS, so it is still on Leopard. Is it possible - and how much does it cost - to upgrade to higher than "snow leopard" directly? In which case, how do I do it?


Thanks guys!

MacBook, iOS 5.1.1
  • 1. Re: Is it possible to upgrade to higher than "snow leopard" directly?
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Hi Maria,


    Any newer  oSX is going to slow you down, but may be useful, but you need 10.6 & update it to 10.6.78 to go any higher.


    You need to get 10.6 & update to 10.6.8 first to be able to buy it from the App Store & download it.

    Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...


    General requirements

       * Mac computer with an Intel processor

        * 1GB of memory (I say 4GB at least, more if you can afford it)

        * 5GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)

        * DVD drive for installation

        * Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.

        * Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.


    Which apps work with Mac OS X 10.6?...



    It's been pulled from the online store & Apple Stores, so you have to call Apple to buy it, last I heard.

    Call Apple Sales...in the US: 1-800-MY-APPLE. Or Support... 1-800-275-2273


    Other countries...



    You have to get 10.6.8 first to go even higher to 10.7 or 10.8

  • 2. Re: Is it possible to upgrade to higher than "snow leopard" directly?
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,475 points)

    You may be limited by hardware in terms of how far you can go.


    Kappy 08/2012 post on upgrading to Snow Leopard, then Lion or Mountain Lion -  https://discussions.apple.com/message/19401628 - including how to get Snow Leopard and Lion since Apple removed them from the online store.