4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2013 3:10 AM by DerekBradley
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I have just given my iMac to my daughter and having had the original Leopard operating system have erased all my information etc and re installed Leopard.  I have registered the computer to Apple under her name and address etc and will although tried to set up an Apple id for her I couldn't get it to be accepted when I clicked on the submit button.  Will try again but wondered if there is some problem in doing this.


Secondly I need to be able to upgrade from Leopard to the latest operating system Maverick (which I am now using on this, my new computer)   Also is it possible to obtain the ilife downloads for her (Pages, Numbers etc) or will she have to purchase both the Maverick and ilife programs.


Any advice or help would be welcome - thanks


Reply by AnaMusic on Dec 15, 2013 1:51 AM Helpful

DerekBradley wrote:



Secondly I need to be able to upgrade from Leopard to the latest operating system Maverick


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.


Next... MAVERICKS...


Check here to see if your Mac is compatible...





If so... would recommend at least 4GB of RAM... if not 8 GB


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...


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




Mac World Installing Mavericks.

http://www.macworld.com/what you need-to-know.html




It is both Prudent and Recommended to Backup Before any Major Update or Upgrade.

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