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Steps to take to upgrade from Leopard

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Feb 6, 2013 4:16 PM

Hey there,

 

I desperately need to upgrade my iMac 27" as I am still running Leopard. Facing a number of issues with Flash as I need Mac OS X 10.6 or higher.

 

I would like to upgrade to the most recent version is possible. What steps will I need to take?

 

My system is as follows:

 

iMac 27"

2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

Version 10.5.8

 

Do I have to order the cd's for all the versions going forward? Are any of these available for download or cd only? Also, I am located in Canada.

 

Any help or direction in this regard would be greatly appreicated.

 

Thanks.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,345 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 4:18 PM (in response to agentsolutions)

    Yes, you need to order the DVD from Apple in order to upgrade to Snow Leopard

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,480 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 4:19 PM (in response to agentsolutions)

    You need to buy a Mac OS X 10.6 DVD; everything else is downloadable, either through Software Update or the Mac App Store.

     

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  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,480 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 4:26 PM (in response to agentsolutions)

    Yes, it is straightforward. You don't need to purchase Lion 10.7 to upgrade to Mountain Lion 10.8.

     

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  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,345 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 4:24 PM (in response to agentsolutions)

    Yes. You need to purchase it.

     

    Allan

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,570 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 4:53 PM (in response to agentsolutions)

    1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

     

    Although it appears the rest of your hardware can handle up to Mountain Lion 10.8, you will need more RAM. Lion 10.7 introduced the min RAM needed of 2GB and more is better.

     

    Do "About this Mac" and, in the resulting window, click the "More Info..." button to launch System Profiler. Profiler's first screen looks like this:

     

    SysProf_main_forASC.png

    except yours with say "iMac" instead of "MacBook Pro" in the example. Please post the info following "Model Identifier" (the second line) and we can accurately advise what RAM upgrade path will work for you.

     

    There are several 2.4Ghz iMac Core 2 Duo models and not all take the same RAM nor do they have the same max RAM capacity. That Model code will let us preciesly identify your model and make well-targeted suggestions.

     

    Also if you give us a rough idea of where you are located geographically, we may be able to point you to RAM vendors that have high-quality yet affordable RAM for Macs.

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