08-23-2012, 10:36 PM
I'm glad you clicked on this link because you in for a ride with the story your about to here!
I got a mac from my cousin who got it from my friends mom who works with a lot of macs and teaches how to use them. It has the whole adobe suite CS5. I absolutely love them to pieces especially photoshop and adobe after effects. Now that my pc is pretty much done unless i get a new one i only have my mac (which has windows 7 on it through bootcamp but i don't have the admin password and it has thaw space so i cant make any changes) i have the whole windows suite with word and excel and stuff because my whole family uses pc, in fact im the only mac in the house. So you could assume we don't have pages and keynote and numbers. this mac is running 10.6.8 snow leopard and i love it to pieces. But I'm starting school again in a few days and I need a word processor so I go to the app store and look into pages and keynote. I decide their good so my dad gets his credit card on my apple id and i click purchase. it says you need 10.7.4 or later to download. And this is what starts a long line of chaos. I try updating because I'm so used to pc and it says everything is up to date. so then I do a little bit of research and find out that I am 2 models outdated. I missed Lion and now the newest one Mountain Lion is out i want it. So i ride my bike to a store because I am really excited about getting it and my dad couldn't take me till tomarrow but i couldn't wait. So I bike literally 6 miles to the closest best buy and I buy a app store card with a Birthday gift card I had from a while back. I get home and put the money on my account and buy Mountain Lion and this is what it said.... "We could not complete your purchase. OS X Mountain Lion is not compatible with this computer."
So I thought to my self "Crap, I'm going to need to get a new mac and i doubt my parents will let me do that so now what!" then i check online for the system requirements
"OS X v10.6.8 or later
2GB of memory
8GB of available space
Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.
Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply."
Let's start with the basics.
I obviously have an internet service provider.
I told you already that i have an apple ID.
Now to the specs...
Memory: 2 GB i just barely make it.
MacHD: Available: 23.19 GB
I have enough memory and finally
Mac OS X Version 10.6.8
I just barley make it through that one as well. Next....
THERE ISN'T ANYMORE!
Wait.... so if I made all the requirements it said, why can't I upgrade. I do a bit more research and find out that ML doesn't support 32-bit macs. I find out that I'm a 32 bit computer. But i find my self on a webpage that can change that. It's a line of code into terminal. I put it in and it now says I'm running a 64 bit kernel and asks to restart I do so and then try to buy mountain lion again and find my self back were i started. "We could not complete your purchase. OS X Mountain Lion is not compatible with this computer.
" I am now out of webpages on this topic and don't know where to go. I cannot restore my hard drive because that would make me lose my programs and files. If you know what I need to do then tell me I don't want a way around it like backing up then restoring then updating then migrating. I just want to make the button work and do it legally. I tried contacting support then realized it would cost like 50 bucks. Someone Please Help!!!