1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 29, 2012 10:34 PM by BDAqua
stefaniefromwa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am using Mac OS X 10.5.8 and want to upgrade my OS so that it is compatible with my iPhone.  How do I download the new Mountain Lion OS X if I don't have the App Store on my older Mac?  Help!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,395 points)

    Hi Stefanie,

     

    First you need to research all the problems people are having with the higher OSX versions, & make sure you have a bootable clone of what you have just in case.

     

    then you must get 10.6 if they still have it, install it & update to 10.6.8 so you have the App Store to buy & download the huge 10.8 Installer.

     

    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?...

     

    http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/

    It's been pulled from the online store & Apple Stores, so you have to call Apple to buy it, last I heard.

    Buy Snow Leopard > http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard

    Call Apple Sales...in the US: 1-800-MY-APPLE. Or Support... 1-800-275-2273

     

    Other countries...

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