2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 8:37 AM by Limnos
MariaFreckls Level 1 Level 1

My MacBook is not what it used to be. I've had it for four years now and have not upgraded the OS, so it is still on Leopard. Is it possible - and how much does it cost - to upgrade to higher than "snow leopard" directly? In which case, how do I do it?


Thanks guys!

MacBook, iOS 5.1.1
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    Hi Maria,


    Any newer  oSX is going to slow you down, but may be useful, but you need 10.6 & update it to 10.6.78 to go any higher.


    You need to get 10.6 & update to 10.6.8 first to be able to buy it from the App Store & download it.

    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...



    You have to get 10.6.8 first to go even higher to 10.7 or 10.8

  • Limnos Level 9 Level 9

    You may be limited by hardware in terms of how far you can go.


    Kappy 08/2012 post on upgrading to Snow Leopard, then Lion or Mountain Lion -  https://discussions.apple.com/message/19401628 - including how to get Snow Leopard and Lion since Apple removed them from the online store.