1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 7:24 AM by Klaus1
amarach Level 1 Level 1

My iMac is build 9L31a running OS X 10.5.8 and I can't figure out how to upgrade to 10.6 (and beyond). It runs a 2.4 GHz Intel processor with 2 GB memory. Is it no longer compatible with more recent OS versions?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Solved by Klaus1 on Nov 9, 2012 7:24 AM Solved

Whilst Apple have withdrawn Snow Leopard from their stores, you can still get it from Apple by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE (if you are in the USA) and they will supply the SL DVD for $20 for a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:

 

http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/

 

If you are outside the US call your national Apple Helpline:

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HE57

 

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.

 

To use iCloud you have to upgrade all the way to Mountain Lion:

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4759

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8

    Whilst Apple have withdrawn Snow Leopard from their stores, you can still get it from Apple by calling 1-800-MY-APPLE (if you are in the USA) and they will supply the SL DVD for $20 for a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:

     

    http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/

     

    If you are outside the US call your national Apple Helpline:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HE57

     

    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.

     

    To use iCloud you have to upgrade all the way to Mountain Lion:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4759