5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 14, 2012 7:03 AM by Limnos
Lu from Dalian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

where can I buy Mac OS X 10.5 disc ? My computer is intel CPU Mac OS X 10.4.11.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (42,065 points)

    Don't bother with 10.5 unless you have a specific need for it.  10.6 is easier to get, much cheaper, and newer.

     

    1) Make sure your computer meets Snow Leopard technical specifications - http://support.apple.com/kb/SP575  This mostly means making sure it is an Intel Mac and has at least 1GB RAM (at least 2 GB is recommended).  Go to the Apple in the upper left corner of any window to "About This Mac".  To check RAM continue to "More Info...".  It should say you have at least 1GB of "memory".

     

    2) Buy a Snow Leopard disc from Apple online

     

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard - USA

     

    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard - UK

     

    or telephone Apple. In the USA: (800) 676-2775 (contact information for other countries: http://support.apple.com/kb/HE57)

    Alternatively you can buy from online retailers but anticipate paying much more than the original price which is the price still charged by Apple

     

    3) Backing up your computer before upgrading is always a good idea.

     

    4) After installing from the DVD, update your Snow Leopard installation using Software Update or manually downloading and installing the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v.1.1 - http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (252,650 points)

    Look on eBay or Amazon.com for retail copies of Leopard. Or skip it and install Snow Leopard or later, depending on your particular model:

     

    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.

     

    Upgrading to Snow Leopard

     

    You must 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. You will be sent physical media by mail after placing your order.

     

    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. Access to the App Store enables you to download Mountain Lion if your computer meets the requirements.

     

         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 apply.

     

    Upgrading to Lion

     

    If your computer does not meet the requirements to install Mountain Lion, it may still meet the requirements to install Lion.

     

    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.

     

         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.

     

    Upgrading to Mountain Lion

     

    To upgrade to Mountain Lion you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or Lion installed. Purchase and download Mountain Lion from the App Store. Sign in using your Apple ID. Mountain Lion is $19.99 plus tax. The file is quite large, over 4 GBs, so allow some time to download. It would be preferable to use Ethernet because it is nearly four times faster than wireless.

     

     

         OS X Mountain Lion - System Requirements

     

           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.

     

         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 Upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion.

  • Lu from Dalian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    my computer info:

     

    2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

    1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

    L2: 4MB

  • Lu from Dalian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    my conputer info:

     

    Boot ROM version: MB21.00A5.B07

    SMC version: 1.17fo

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (42,065 points)

    It meets minimum specifications for Snow Leopard but it really would run a lot better with more RAM (memory). It's kind of like having a car that will run at 45mph which meets minimum speed requirements for Interstate freeway driving, and having one that will do at least 80 mph.