2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 29, 2013 11:23 PM by AnaMusic
willem z Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

my macbook pro is stil running on 10.5.8 now i have bought a ipod touch and need 10.8 to install the ipod.

i cant find the software to update. appreciate your support.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), i am not a wizzard...
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (262,785 points)

    Upgrade Paths to Snow Leopard, Lion, and/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 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. 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 iCloud services; 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) — Model Identifier 7,1 or later

             2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) —

                 Model Identifier 5,1 or later

             3. MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             4. MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) — Model Identifier 2,1 or later

             5. Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             6. Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             7. Xserve (Early 2009) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later


    To find the model identifier open System Profiler in the Utilities folder. It's displayed in the panel on the right.


    Are my applications compatible?


             See App Compatibility Table — RoaringApps.


         For a complete How-To introduction from Apple see Upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion.

  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (57,085 points)

    willem z wrote:


    my macbook pro is stil running on 10.5.8 now i have bought a ipod touch ...


    The first step in Upgrading... is to Snow Leopard = OS X 10.6.x


    It is Not available as a download... It is a Paid Upgrade.


    Do this first...


    Check that your Mac meets the System Requirements for Snow Leopard...


    Snow Leopard Tech Specs




    If so... Purchase a Snow Leopard Install Disc...





    Other countries...





    After the Successful Install, run Software Update to get the latest updates for Snow Leopard and iTunes.


    You should now be able to Sync your iPod Touch.



    Be sure to make a Backup of your Current System Before Upgrading...



    Next... If you wish to proceed...


    Check that your Mac meets the Requirements for Mountain Lion.


    Upgrade to Mountain Lion



    With Regard to ML...  Check here for compatibility of 3rd party Software you may be using... Also note that Rosetta is no longer supported in Lion and Mountain Lion...




    You should also consider more RAM... Get the Maximum you can for your Mac...


    It is important to get the Correct and Matching RAM


    See Here  >  OWC RAM  >  http://www.macsales.com


    The above site also has videos on how to Install RAM should you need it...