1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 16, 2012 2:10 PM by BDAqua
SamAllen_37 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



How can I download mountain lion when have no mac app store on my desktop as I have older version which is 10.5.8.


Would like to upgrade it to Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion.


But I am not so sure if can upgrade straight to Mountain Lion from 10.5.8.


Look forward to your replies.



iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (121,250 points)

    Hi Sam, you need 10.6.6 or greater first.


    First you need to research all the problems people are having with the higher OSX versions, & make sure you have a bootable clone of what you have just in case.


    then you must get 10.6 if they still have it, install it & update to 10.6.8 so you have the App Store to buy & download the huge 10.8 Installer.


    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 & Apple Stores, so you have to call Apple to buy it, last I heard.

    Call Apple Sales...in the US: 1-800-MY-APPLE. Or Support... 1-800-275-2273


    Other countries...