2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2012 12:00 PM by Kappy
Ron_Edgar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

I need to upgrade my mac from OS X version 10.5.8 to Version 10.6.8. How do I go about doing this?

 

I have udpated my iPhone and iPad to OS version 6.0.1 - these now need 10.6.8 for compatibility.

 

Any ideas/recommendations are welcome.

 

Thanks.

 

Ron


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: I need to upgrade from OS X 10.5.8 to version 10.6.8
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (241,970 points)

    If updating to iTunes 10.6.3 doesn't work, get a Mac OS X 10.6 DVD from the online Apple Store and run Software Update.

     

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  • 2. Re: I need to upgrade from OS X 10.5.8 to version 10.6.8
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    Upgrading to Snow Leopard, Lion, or Mountain Lion

     

    You can upgrade to Mountain Lion from Lion or directly from Snow Leopard. Mountain Lion can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $19.99. To access the App Store you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.6 or later installed.

     

    You can purchase Snow Leopard through the Apple Store: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.). The price is $19.99 plus tax.

     

    After you install Snow Leopard you will have to download and install the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 to update Snow Leopard to 10.6.8 and give you access to the App Store.

     

    You can purchase Lion by contacting Customer Service: Contacting Apple for support and service - this includes international calling numbers. The cost is $19.99 (as it was before) plus tax.  It's a download. You will get an email containing a redemption code that you then use at the Mac App Store to download Lion. Save a copy of that installer to your Downloads folder because the installer deletes itself at the end of the installation.

     

    Be sure your computer meets the minimum requirements:

     

    Apple - OS X Mountain Lion - Read the technical specifications.

     

    Macs that can be upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion

     

      1. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)

      2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)

      3. MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)

      4. MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)

      5. Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)

      6. Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)

      7. Xserve (Early 2009)

     

    Are my applications compatible?

     

    See App Compatibility Table - RoaringApps - App compatibility and feature support for OS X & iOS.

     

    Am I eligible for the free upgrade?

     

    See Apple - Free OS X Mountain Lion upgrade Program.

     

    For a complete How-To introduction from Apple see Apple - Upgrade your Mac to OS X Mountain Lion.

     

    Model Eligibility for Snow Leopard and Lion.

     

    Snow Leopard General requirements

     

      1. Mac computer with an Intel processor

      2. 1GB of memory

      3. 5GB of available disk space

      4. DVD drive for installation

      5. Some features require a compatible Internet service provider;

          fees may apply.

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

          apply.

     

    Lion System Requirements

      1. Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7,

          or Xeon processor

      2. 2GB of memory

      3. OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)

      4. 7GB of available space

      5. Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.