7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 30, 2013 4:20 AM by Klaus1
Tom123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

how to update mac os x 10.5.8


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: how to update mac os x 10.5.8
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (241,850 points)

    If you're using a PowerPC Mac, you don't.

    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: how to update mac os x 10.5.8
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,470 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    Whilst Apple have withdrawn Snow Leopard from their stores, you can still get it from Apple by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE (if you are in the USA) and they will supply the SL DVD for $20 for a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: how to update mac os x 10.5.8
    Halle Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)

    "

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

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4759z"

     

     

    For an at least 5 year old intel iMac, now running 10.5.8, can I upgrade directly to Mountain Lion (10.8), or do I have to take it a step at a time? 

     

    Thanks,

     

    Hal

     

    PS: No matter what I do, I do need to run Software Update after the system update, I think.

  • 4. Re: how to update mac os x 10.5.8
    r_tronco28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    May 14, 2013 8:06 PM

     

     

    how to update mac os x 10.5.8To 10.7.8

     

    how to update mac os x 10.5.8 To 10.7.8

    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

     

  • 5. Re: how to update mac os x 10.5.8
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,465 points)

    Hello,

     

    Feel free to start a new question of your own to get the most help... almost didn't look here!

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/community/mac_os/mac_os_x_v10.5_leopard

     

    So we know more about it...

     

    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac, then click on More Info, then click on Hardware> and report this upto but not including the Serial#...

     

    Hardware Overview:

     

    Model Name: iMac

    Model Identifier: iMac7,1

    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz

    Number Of Processors: 1

    Total Number Of Cores: 2

    L2 Cache: 4 MB

    Memory: 6 GB

    Bus Speed: 800 MHz

    Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03

    SMC Version (system): 1.21f4

  • 6. Re: how to update mac os x 10.5.8
    subrata bose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi Guys can any body help me how to update my OS?

     

    Currently i am using Mac OS X 10.5.8

     

    and its not letting me install lot of software. what are my options?

     

    Help anyone!

     

     

    Model Name:          iMac

      Model Identifier:          iMac8,1

      Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

      Processor Speed:          2.4 GHz

      Number Of Processors:          1

      Total Number Of Cores:          2

      L2 Cache:          6 MB

      Memory:          4 GB

      Bus Speed:          1.07 GHz

      Boot ROM Version:          IM81.00C1.B00

  • 7. Re: how to update mac os x 10.5.8
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,470 points)

    Start by checking if you can run Snow Leopard:

     

    Requirements for OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'

     

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

     

    The OS 10.6 Snow Leopard install DVD is available for $19.99 from the Apple Store:

     

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard

     

    and in the UK:

     

    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard

     

    but nobody knows for how long it will be available.

     

    When you have installed it, run Software Update to download and install the latest updates for Snow Leopard to bring it up to 10.6.8, or download the combo update from here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399

     

    Check via Software Update whether further updates are required.

     

    You should now see the App Store icon, and you now need to set up your account:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4479

     

    To use iCloud you have to upgrade at least to Lion, but some functions are only available in Mountain Lion:

     

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

     

    You can also purchase the code to use to download Lion (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/