Thread: how do i upgrade from 10.5.8
09-23-2012, 09:57 AM #1
how do i upgrade from 10.5.8
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- Sep 23, 2012
Please can someone help me. I am trying to upgrade my my macbook from 10.5.8 but i cant seem to find out what i need to do.
I would like to know if anyone has found a link to download snow leopard online.
Is it possible to upgrade straight to the new lion version.
Any help would be brilliant.
09-23-2012, 10:12 AM #2
And just so we are clear…"Lion" (OS 10.7)…is actually an older version of the Mac OS. The most current version is OS 10.8.2 "Mountain Lion".
09-23-2012, 10:21 AM #3
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- Sep 23, 2012
It is a black macbook. Here is the hardware profile of my computer without the serial number. I hope this helps with what i actually have.
Model Name: MacBook
Model Identifier: MacBook2,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MB21.00A5.B07
SMC Version (system): 1.13f3
also what do you mean by Yes and No to the idea of updating straight to lion. I understand that mountain lion is the newest but i didnt think i could get that without Lion. If it am wrong then please help me on how to do it.
thank you again
09-23-2012, 12:35 PM #4
As far as your original question about Lion, "Is it possible to upgrade straight to the new lion version." The reason why I said "yes and no" is.
Yes you can theoretically go straight from Leopard (OS 10.5) to Lion (OS 10.7)...but you need a bootable USB stick with the Lion installer on it. But for most folks this is not doable...because they don't have the resources to do it (you need a 2nd computer...or a friends computer...that can access the Mac App Store)...so Lion can be downloaded & a bootable Lion USB stick created.
For most folks (who are currently running Lion)...you need to get a version of the Mac OS installed on your computer that can access the Mac App Store. To do this...you need at least Mac OS 10.6.6 (Snow Leopard). But...Apple no longer sells Snow Leopard at the physical Apple Stores or at Apple.com. And OS 10.7 "Lion" is no longer available on the Mac App Store.
So long story short...you need to contact Apple via phone...and ask them how you can go about getting Snow Leopard or Lion (other folks have done this).
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