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HT1338: OS X: Updating OS X and Mac App Store apps

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HT1338 order of updates

288 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 8:10 AM by Niel RSS
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Feb 1, 2013 8:06 AM

I have a MAC OSX 10.5.8 


I need to update my operating system to bring more current,


What order of updates should I follow?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,280 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 8:10 AM (in response to bmartz)

    Choose About this Mac from the Apple menu and check the processor.


    If it's a PowerPC Mac, it's already running the newest OS it can.

    If it's a Core Duo Mac, click here, install the DVD, and run Software Update.

    If it's a Core 2 Duo or better Mac, follow the Core Duo instructions, open the Mac App Store, and try purchasing Mountain Lion. If you get told it's incompatible, phone the online Apple Store and order a download code for Lion.




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