1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 8, 2013 4:10 AM by BGreg
Aaron_TheGiant Level 1 (0 points)

have reformatted my Imac using original discs (installed leopard (10.5)) tried to do the software update but it cant download the itunes update and when it gets to the configure update screen after restart for main update, it just gets stuck. HELP!


The configure bar gets about an 1/8 full and then just does nothing. I think its lists the update as combo update? cant remember with out checking.


I have tried to do the disk verify and repair but this has made no difference.


Please let me know what i need to do, I have reformatted the mac just to start over as was clogged with a lot of useless data, I had installed lion (10.7) from the app store previously and now cant seem to find a way to re install lion. I hope I dont need to pay for it again?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5), Updating OSX
  • BGreg Level 6 (17,495 points)

    If you erased your hard drive, you'll need to reinstll OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to access the App store. You won't have to pay for OS X 10.7 Lion again. Did you try booting to the recovery partition by holding the command and r keys down? If that's still there, you can reinstall OS X 10.7 from there.


    If you're looking to install the current iTunes, you need OS X 10.6.8 at a minimum.


    If you're still trying to update OS X 10.5 Leopard, you can download the combo update from here.  Download, use Disk Utility to repair permissions, apply the update, then repair permissions again. That will take you to OS X 10.5.8.