HT1444: Software update, upgrade--what's the difference?Learn about Software update, upgrade--what's the difference?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2012 12:55 AM (in response to debbieqyw)
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Mountain Lion is a paid upgrade. http://support.apple.com/kb/sp575 If your Mac is supported, call Apple to buy Snow Leopard. Make a backup, insert the DVD and upgrade. Finally, open > Software Update and install the most recent version.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2012 2:50 AM (in response to mende1)
Hi, i have the same problem too. My Macbook is bought in 2005 and it doesnt have a DVD drive (only CD).
Is there any way to upgrade bypassing the DVD?
I have yet to call the local Apple to buy the Snow Leopard.
As my Macbook is 2005 version, i read the Mountain Lion requirements, and it seemed my Mac hardware is not supported.
btw, i was going to get the latest Macbook Pro today, but i read last night that the 13inch Pro with Retina is rumoured to be shipped in Fall. I can wait, but in the meantime, I'd like to get my current MacBook up so i can have the latest iTunes to bring my music to my new iPhone 5.
thanks in advance for any lead.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2012 3:25 AM (in response to debbieqyw)
Start by checking if you cn run Snow Leopard:
Requirements for OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'
Whilst Apple have withdrawn Snow Leopard from their stores, you can still get it from Apple by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE (if you are in the USA) and they will supply the SL DVD for $20 for a single user, or $30 for a family pack that covers up to 5 Macs. You can also purchase the code to use to download Lion from the same number (Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM, running the latest version of Snow Leopard), or you can purchase Mountain Lion from the App Store - if you can run that:
If you are outside the US call your national Apple Helpline:
If you're in the UK, use this number: 0871 508 4400
When you have installed it, run Software Update to download and install the latest updates for Snow Leopard.
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