3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 14, 2013 6:56 PM by Niel
DjFacts Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is it possible to update?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (285,525 points)

    Choose About this Mac from the Apple menu and check the processor.


    If it's a PowerPC G4, buy a retail Mac OS X 10.5 DVD from a source such as Amazon or eBay; Apple still might have copies in stock if you phone them.

    If it's an Intel Mac, buy a Mac OS X 10.6 DVD from the online Apple Store.



  • suziefrompalm desert Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    After I buy and install Leopard in my Power G4 IMac, can I install Snow Leopard from the disk I purchased through the Apple Store for my Mac Book Air? What about the OSX  Lion, or Mt Lion versions I bought and downloaded from the Apple Store for my IMAC Snow Leopard last year. I know there is a limit on what systems I can install but can't find which it is as of yet. Thanks since this is exactly the issue I too am dealing with today. the Snow Leopard disk I installed on my MacBookAir is the one that is, or was $20, that was mentioned above.

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (285,525 points)

    A G4 or G5 can't be upgraded past Leopard 10.5.8.