13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 27, 2013 9:32 AM by AnaMusic Branched to a new discussion.
Upgradehelp Level 1 (0 points)


How do i update from a Macbook Pro Mac OS X 10.5.8 to Mountain Lion?

  • Niel Level 10 (298,703 points)

    You can't without going through Mac OS X 10.6(phone the online Apple Store) and then running Software Update.



  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)



    Check that your Mac meets the System Requirements for Snow Leopard...


    Snow Leopard Tech Specs




    If so Contact Apple in your Country to Purchase a Snow Leopard Disc...




    In the US...

    1-800-MY-APPLE or 1-800-676-2775



    After the Successful Install, run Software Update to get the latest updates for Snow Leopard.



    Be sure to make a Backup of your Current System Before Upgrading...



    Upgrade to Mountain Lion


    With Regard to ML...  Check here for compatibility of 3rd party Software you may be using...



  • BGreg Level 6 (17,495 points)

    With at least 1GB of memory, you can upgrade to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. You would order it from the online Apple store, which in the US is 800-MY-APPLE.


    If you have at least 2GB of memory, and 4GB would be better, and of course some free disk space, and an Intel Core 2 Duo (not Core Duo) processor, you could install OS X 10.7 Lion. You would want to be at OS X 10.6.8 so you could access the App store to download it. Again, you would call the online Apple store, order it, they'll send you a download code, then download it from the App store.

  • csering Level 1 (0 points)

    I am currently planning on doing the same upgrade and called Apple Support. Turns out the Snow Leopard download is still (or once again) available from Apple's website. I found it at http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard


    If that link doesn't work, the support person just had me go to http://store.apple.com and then search for 10.6 Snow Leopard, which immediately led to the page to purchase.


    Good luck!

  • a brody Level 9 (65,765 points)

    That is not a "Download."  Download implies you can get it over the internet.  It says there is "Free shipping" and that it is a "DVD."  Be careful what terms you use, as it may make someone assume you mean one thing, when you really mean something else.

  • csering Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, you are correct, the link provided is for purchase of a DVD. Tone down the as*hole next time.

  • a brody Level 9 (65,765 points)

    I meant nothing bad.   I am just pointing a matter of fact.  I am sorry if the technical jargon, lingo corrections troubles you, but as this is a public forum, one must serve everyone with the same verbiage, otherwise, misunderstandings will mount.     If this was a car forum, you wouldn't want me to ask you to hit the clutch when the car has automatic transmission, now would you?

  • KayKCouture Level 1 (0 points)

    I purchased an Iphone 5 only to find that my computer must have operating system higher than 10.5.8 because I also have to have 10.7 or greater of the itunes....what a bother.  you can buy and download anything but you must GO INTO A STORE or order by phone to get a new Mountain Lion.  Apple is getting to be a pain in the butt. What is wrong with just putting a download button and letting us buy it?????

  • BGreg Level 6 (17,495 points)

    you can buy and download anything but you must GO INTO A STORE or order by phone to get a new Mountain Lion. 


    KayKCouture, that's incorrect. OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is ONY available via download from the App store.


    Upgrading to OS X 10.6 and 10.7 does require a phone call to the online Apple store, although I've been told that OS X 10.6 is also available online thru the online Apple store. Note, you don't have to upgrade to OS X 10.7 if you really want OS X10.8 Mountain Lion. You can go directly from OS X 10.6 to OS X 10.8.

  • Kee_Kee Level 1 (0 points)

    BGrey is it the apple care or the specailist at apple that we fone 2 for the disc update for OS X 10.6 i'm really confuse on what to do to get my mac updated

  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

    When this Thread was originally started the Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.x Disc was not available from Apples On-Line stores...


    The Retail Disc of OS X 10.6.x  Snow Leopard is now available from Apples On-Line Stores...


    To Purchase a Snow Leopard Install Disc...





    Other countries...



  • Kee_Kee Level 1 (0 points)

    thank u

  • AnaMusic Level 9 (57,110 points)

    You're Welcome