3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 6, 2014 8:54 PM by randers4
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How do Iget 10.7.5 on my MacBook Pro in order to set up icloud?

  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    What version of OS X are you running now?

  • psdyer Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm running 10.6.8

  • randers4 Level 9 (62,715 points)

    First check to see if your system meets the system requirements to upgrade.

     

    Lion system requirements are:

     

    • Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
    • 2GB of memory
    • OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
    • 7GB of available space

     

    Mountain Lion and Mavericks requirements are the same, as listed here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5842.

     

    If you can run Mavericks, you can download a free upgrade from the Mac App Store.  If your system can only run Lion, you can go here to purchase a redemption code to download it from the Mac App Store.  If you prefer Mountain Lion for software compatibility reasons, you can go here to purchase a redemption code to download it from the Mac App Store.

     

    After upgrading, you will find iCloud in System Preferences>iCloud on your Mac, and can set it up as explained here: http://www.apple.com/icloud/setup/mac.html.

     

    Before upgrading, you may want to check the compatibility of your existing applications by checking here: http://roaringapps.com/apps:table.   Also be aware that older PPC programs such as AppleWorks and Office 2004 for Mac will not run on OS X Lion or higher.