3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2012 3:19 PM by fleebite
fleebite Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I own a imac 10.6.8 and recently bought Nokia Lumia 710 unable to make the phone compatable

with Mac (require 10.7 or more ). how does one go about updating to10.8? "Please"

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), serial #w8007bu65pc
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,475 points)

    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 through the Apple Store: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.). The price is $19.99 plus tax.


    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 apply.

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



    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 (285,300 points)

    Buy it from the Mac App Store. If you get a message saying the computer's incompatible and it has at least a Core 2 Duo(not Core Duo) or better CPU, phone the online Apple Store and order a download code for Lion.



  • fleebite Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Niel this did solve problem do have 2 new ones though

    (1) When persons in house pick up landline to answer call

    computer dropes out, have splitter box with lead to modem

    still have problem.

    (2) Wife had Office work 2004 installed that was lost with upgrade

    can we recover lost viles?