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    Help with old mac
    If I buy a Apple iMac MA876LL/A 20", which has Tiger, can I use a Lion upgrade disk? Can I even run lion? Of yes, how so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tristan439 View Post
    If I buy a Apple iMac MA876LL/A 20", which has Tiger, can I use a Lion upgrade disk? Can I even run lion? Of yes, how so?
    Answers to your questions can be found here:
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-...lion-faqs.html
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    ...you must be running Snow Leopard vs 10.6.6 or later....
    So Must I buy to install lion? Link to it please. (I'M running 10.4 Tiger)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tristan439 View Post
    If I buy a Apple iMac MA876LL/A 20", which has Tiger, can I use a Lion upgrade disk?
    There is no Lion upgrade disk. At this point Lion is download only...but there is supposed to be a "thumb drive" purchase option in the near future.

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    OK then, how would I upgrade to 10.6 Snow Leopard?

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    To go to Snow Leopard, you can purchase the $29 10.6 DVD. Only way I know. You are supposed to own 10.5 Leopard though to use the $29 DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tristan439 View Post
    OK then, how would I upgrade to 10.6 Snow Leopard?
    First you purchase a 10.6 Snow Leopard upgrade disk & install 10.6. Then update to OS 10.6.8 (via software update). Then download Lion (OS 10.7) via the Mac App Store ($29.99).

    This all assumes that your iMac is capable of being upgraded to Snow Leopard & Lion.

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    Click the Apple, then on about this Mac. Which CPU does it have? If it's a Core Duo, no, if it's a Core2Duo, yes. The Core Duo is not a 64-bit CPU and Lion requires that to install.

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    From what I could find, it looks like your model should support Lion. But, before you buy you may want to consider this:

    Refurbished iMac 21.5-inch 3.06GHz Intel Core i3 $929
    Refurbished iMac 21.5-inch 3.06GHz Intel Core i3 processor - Apple Store (U.S.)

    or for just a bit more you could have this

    Refurbished iMac 21.5-inch 2.5GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 $1019
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC...co=MjMwMTc4ODE

    Depending on how much they are asking for the iMac you are looking at, these could be better deals. They come with full new warranty and Apple refurbs are often indistinguishable from new.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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