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Jules Miller 27 Calculating status...
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How do I upgrade to Mountain Lion from my current system?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), I want to keep all my files safe!
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 9:54 AM (in response to Jules Miller 27)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    OS X Mountain Lion needs Mac OS X Snow Leopard at least to upgrade from, so you have to upgrade first to Snow Leopard.

     

    First, see if your Mac is supported > http://support.apple.com/kb/sp575 If it's compatible, buy Snow Leopard. Then, make a backup of your data, insert the Snow Leopard DVD and upgrade.

     

    The disc will install Mac OS X 10.6.3, so open  > Software Update to install 10.6.8. After updating to Mac OS X 10.6.8, you will see the App Store on the Dock, so first check if your Mac is supported > http://www.apple.com/osx/specs If it's supported, just open App Store and purchase OS X Mountain Lion. When the download finishes, the Mountain Lion installer will show up, so follow the steps to upgrade to Mountain Lion.

     

    Check that your apps are supported > http://www.roaringapps.com

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,420 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 9:54 AM (in response to Jules Miller 27)

    You need Snow Leopard first

     

    Purcahse the install DVD from Apple for Snow Leopard

     

    Upgrade to it

     

    Then update to 10.6.8

     

    That will give the App Store where you can purchase Mountain Lion

     

    Allan

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,740 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 9:54 AM (in response to Jules Miller 27)

    Click here and read all three steps to the bottom.

     

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