3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 22, 2014 12:38 PM by Ralph Landry1
cgelinet Level 1 (0 points)

I have mac os x version 10.5.8 and want to upgrade/update. what do i need to do?

  • Level 8 (41,760 points)

    First you will have to order Snow Leopard, http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573Z/A/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard install that and on-line update to 10.6.8.  Then depending on your Mac, see where you can go upgrading.


    Lion requires an Intel Core 2 Duo or better processor, 2 GB ram, and 5 GB hard drive free space.

  • cgelinet Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks ralph.


    sorry one more elementary question from me.


    i have checked processor and ram on my compute which meet standards but it is saying i have


    L2 Cache:          3 MB

    Memory:          2 GB


    is that equivalent to 5 GB hard drive free space?

  • Level 8 (41,760 points)

    A more direct question, exactly what Mac do you have, what processor?  If you click the apple left side of the menu bar, About This Mac it shows the processor.


    If that says Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon you can move to at least Lion, 10.7.5.  To do that you would have to contact Apple telephone sales (Lion is not in the store or retail store) at 1-800-MY-APPLE and pay the $20 fee for the download code...they send an email in a few days with the code and instructions.


    If your Mac meets the requirements for Mountain Lion or Mavericks, found in http://www.apple.com/osx/specs you can do directly to Mavericks for free from Snow Leopard...skip the Mac OS X's in between.


    With Snow Leopard installed, you get access to the Mac App Store for on-line software purchase and download.