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Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 10:52 PM (in response to Geoffrey Beard)
We need more info about your Mac to see if it will even be capable,
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#...
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
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 3:29 AM (in response to Geoffrey Beard)
Thanks for your help
Differences from Hardware Overview you have sent me are -
Model Identifier iMac 6,1
Processor speed 2.16 GHz
Bus speed 667Mhz
Boot ROM Version IM61.0093.B07
SMC Version (system) 1.10f2
GeoffOn 05/01/2013, at 5:52 PM, Apple Support Communities Updates wrote:
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 4:40 AM (in response to Geoffrey Beard)
The iMac6,1 is compatible with Mac OSes up to Lion, so purchase Snow Leopard and then Lion (you have to phone Apple to buy Lion if you want to, they'll give you a download code for the App Store). SL can be bought from Amazon, eBay and the Apple Store (I think?).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2013 5:42 PM (in response to Geoffrey Beard)
Good advice from edex67, just to add...
then you must get 10.6 if they still have it, install it & update to 10.6.8 so you have the App Store to buy & download the huge 10.8 Installer.
Snow Leopard/10.6.x 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.
Buy Snow Leopard > http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
Call Apple Sales...in the US: 1-800-MY-APPLE. Or Support... 1-800-275-2273
I highly recommend mre AM though, yours can use 3 GB, but 4GB can be installed for a very slight spped increase...