2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2013 11:10 AM by BDAqua
Gr1Tutor Level 1 Level 1

I have an iMac version 10.4.11.  Tried to get pogo.com, but am told I need to update my Adobe Flash Player.  When I try to update/upgrade Adobe Flash Player, I'm told my iMac is too old.

 

Likewise when I try to do banking online, I'm told I need to update my Safari Web Browser, but when I try to update, I'm told my computer is too old.

 

Short of buying a new computer, WHAT DO I DO??


iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8

    10.4.11 is Tiger.

     

    If yours is a PPC based Mac (a G4 or G5) you can upgrade to Leopard 10.5.8 but no further. Leopard is no longer supported by or available from Apple so you will need to buy a vlack retail install disk from eBay or Amazon, and they cost around $200.

     

    If yours is an Intel based Mac you can bypass Leopard and go straight to Snow Leopard 10.6.8:

     

    Start by checking if you can run Snow Leopard:

     

    Requirements for OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard'

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP575

     

    The OS 10.6 Snow Leopard install DVD is available for $19.99 from the Apple Store:

     

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

     

    and in the UK:

     

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

     

    When you have installed it, run Software Update to download and install the latest updates for Snow Leopard to bring it up to 10.6.8, or download the combo update from here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399

     

    Check via Software Update whether further updates are required.

     

    You can determine what kind of iMac you have by clicking the Apple icon top left of your finder window, then on About this Mac.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    So we know more about it...

     

    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac, then click on More Info, then click on Hardware> and report this upto but not including the Serial#...

     

    Hardware Overview:

     

    Model Name: iMac

    Model Identifier: iMac7,1

    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz

    Number Of Processors: 1

    Total Number Of Cores: 2

    L2 Cache: 4 MB

    Memory: 6 GB

    Bus Speed: 800 MHz

    Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03

    SMC Version (system): 1.21f4

     

    PS. All OSX versions & names...

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS_X#Versions