7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2013 7:29 PM by BDAqua
Mingovara Level 1 (0 points)

I have OSX 10.4.11 and would like to upgrade to Mavericks.  Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard or do I have to climb through all the other OS'?  Thanks.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,883 points)

    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.

  • vidstir Level 1 (5 points)

    So how do you then upgrade to Mavericks?  You seem to be implying, but will ask... must upgrade from Tiger (10.4) to 10.6.8 to gain App Store Access. Then download/upgrade to Mountain Lion - 10.8 (apparently skipping Lion), then upgrade Mountain Lion to Mavericks - 10.9 


    In other words, Macs running Snow Leopard - 10.6.8 must upgrade to 10.8, then 10.9?

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,883 points)

    No. Directly from Snow Leopard to Mavericks.

  • vidstir Level 1 (5 points)

    Your prior post the last sentence should then read "... enables you to download Mavericks if your compurter meets the requirements." Thanks for clarifying!

  • Kappy Level 10 (265,883 points)

    Or Mountain Lion. Sorry if I confused you.

  • charityworks Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi all,


    I have the same question as Mingovara's. I'm using MacBook (Intel Core 2 Duo, 1G RAM, 2007 model I think) running 10.4.11. I'm ready to purchase the latest qualified OS, which in this case would be Mountain Lion, to be able to upgrade to Mavericks. Is this correct?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)

    Hi, you need 10.6.8 first...


    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, 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?...



    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...



    It looks like they might still have it...