8 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2014 6:10 PM by MarcusHansBrinkman
buitholland Level 1 (0 points)

I want to upgrade from 10.6.8 to Maverick. Do I need to get Mountain Lion first?

Will all my programs still work?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,951 points)

    No. All you do is:


    Upgrading to Mavericks


    You can upgrade to Mavericks from Lion or directly from Snow Leopard. Mavericks can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for FREE.


    Upgrading to Mavericks


    To upgrade to Mavericks you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or Lion installed. Download Mavericks from the App Store. Sign in using your Apple ID. Mavericks is free. The file is quite large, over 5 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 Mavericks- System Requirements


          Macs that can be upgraded to OS X Mavericks


             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.

  • a brody Level 9 (65,743 points)

    Also PPC Macs can't run 10.6 let alone 10.7 through 10.9.   Be sure to correctly identify your machine and operating system.  And to amend what Kappy said about software, this tip explains what may or may not be compatible from another important viewpoint:



  • MarcusHansBrinkman Level 1 (0 points)

    I've literally have tried for months to get this Maverick up grade but apple store and Itunes seem to be unresponsive.  I would advise people living in Taiwan that perhaps Apple is not servicing this area of the world. 

  • a brody Level 9 (65,743 points)

    Have you tried:




    or to set your Mac App Store to Taiwan?

  • MarcusHansBrinkman Level 1 (0 points)

    This Apple ID has not yet been used with the App Store. (also will not let me download even free apps.)


    Apple ID creation is not currently available on the Mac App Store. says: (go to itunes on your computer or ios device)

  • MarcusHansBrinkman Level 1 (0 points)

    Taiwan store always reroutes back to main store page

  • a brody Level 9 (65,743 points)

    Using the Mac App Store application, or the web browser.  If the web browser, and you remember your password, you should delete all mention of Apple in your cookies in the browser security preferences, and reconnect.

  • MarcusHansBrinkman Level 1 (0 points)

    I am a bit hesitant to try your method...because all of the other little fixes have just created more complication.

    I have since dropped my Safari browser . and have opened Firefox.which is working fine so far.. I have talked to some Apple reps here and that is what they suggested..  Thanks.. PS .. Am still planning to try to upgrade to Maverick bu after after 2 weeks of trying ..bout ready to throw in the towel..thanks