3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2012 8:54 PM by Limnos
ndivaday Level 1 Level 1

I've been trying to download the latest update of OSX, but I am unable to -- my computer keeps saying my software is already updated.  I'm currently at OSX 5.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Upgrading to Snow Leopard, Lion, or Mountain Lion


    You can upgrade to Mountain Lion from Lion or directly from Snow Leopard. Mountain Lion can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $19.99. To access the App Store you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.6 or later installed.


    You can purchase Snow Leopard by contacting Customer Service: Contacting Apple for support and service - this includes international calling numbers. The price is $19.99 plus tax. You will receive physical media - DVD - by mail.


    Third-party sources for Snow Leopard are:


    Snow Leopard from Amazon.com

    Snow Leopard from eBay


    After you install Snow Leopard you will have to download and install the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 to update Snow Leopard to 10.6.8 and give you access to the App Store.


    You can purchase Lion by contacting Customer Service: Contacting Apple for support and service - this includes international calling numbers. The cost is $19.99 (as it was before) plus tax.  It's a download. You will get an email containing a redemption code that you then use at the Mac App Store to download Lion. Save a copy of that installer to your Downloads folder because the installer deletes itself at the end of the installation.


    Be sure your computer meets the minimum requirements:


    Apple - OS X Mountain Lion - Read the technical specifications.


    Macs that can be upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion


      1. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)

      2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)

      3. MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)

      4. MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)

      5. Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)

      6. Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)

      7. Xserve (Early 2009)


    Are my applications compatible?


    See App Compatibility Table - RoaringApps - App compatibility and feature support for OS X & iOS.


    Am I eligible for the free upgrade?


    See Apple - Free OS X Mountain Lion upgrade Program.


    For a complete How-To introduction from Apple see Apple - Upgrade your Mac to OS X Mountain Lion.


    Model Eligibility for Snow Leopard and Lion.


    Snow Leopard General requirements


      1. Mac computer with an Intel processor

      2. 1GB of memory

      3. 5GB of available disk space

      4. DVD drive for installation

      5. Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may


      6. Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.


    Lion System Requirements

      1. Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or

          Xeon processor

      2. 2GB of memory

      3. OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)

      4. 7GB of available space

      5. Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10

    You need to phone the online Apple Store and order a Mac OS X 10.6 DVD, and if your computer has a Core 2 Duo(not Core Duo) CPU and isn't capable of running Mountain Lion, a download code for Lion.



  • Limnos Level 9 Level 9

    Your teminology is confusing.  There is OSX 10.7.  If you are running OSX 10.5 you have to buy the upgrade to 10.6, then buy the upgrade to 10.7  That all depends upon whether or not your computer can run the newer systems, but we know nothing about your computer.


    Upgrades you have to buy.  Updates are within a particular system version.  You are up to date as far as all the updates for 10.5 are concerned.


    Software update, upgrade--what's the difference? - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1444