7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 19, 2012 9:29 PM by BDAqua
JaninaBinek Level 1 Level 1

I have just purchased an old macbook with an OS of 10.5. Im trying to download lightroom 4 but won't let me because of the OS (needs 10.7), when I tried to purchase the updated OS, it said I need 10.6 to do so!! I just want to download lightroom (3 or 4 preferabley).  How do I go about doing so?


Thank you kindly in advanced...

New MAC owner

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    Hello & a warm welcome to the forums & Macdom!


    For Lightroom 3...




    Silly Apple, you can't even buy Lion/10.7 anymore, onlt ML/10.8 after you get SL/10.6!???


    You need to get 10.6 & update to 10.6.8 first to be able to buy it from the App Store & download it.

    Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...


    General 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, so you have to call Apple to buy it, last I heard, but quick, call before it's gone!


    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac.


    Then click on More Info>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

  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6

    Some small details to add to BDAqua's helpful (if not occasionally irreverent) advice ...


    1-800-MY-APPLE allows you to buy both SnowLeopard ($19 for single user license, $29 for 5-user family pack) and Lion (a download code is emailed to you for the App Store.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    What??? They do still sell Lion/10.7?

  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6

    Others have reported they get a download code to use in AppStore.


    And you seem to have missed the "sale price" for SL.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    Thanks, I do miss a lot of things, but all Apple sites are the slowest loading sites of any I visit, & of course using Apple's Search of any of their sites will likely not find what I'm looking for!

  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6

    Any day we learn something useful is a good day.


    And shame on you for saying not-good things about our benevolent host!

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10