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    Update to Snow Leopard - HELP
    Hi Everyone,
    I have macbook pro
    2.66 Ghz Intel Core Duo
    4 GB Ram

    Running OS 10.5.8

    I'm trying to update to 10.6 snow leopard to update to mountain lion to download itunes 7 so I can sync my new iphone 5

    When try to install snow leopard from a disc and it's telling my computer can't do it.

    I find this taxing as I meet the system requirements. My Macbook pro is only 3/12 years old.

    Any solutions to this problem or causes as why it will not allow me to update my OS???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdubbs View Post

    When try to install snow leopard from a disc and it's telling my computer can't do it.
    What color is the disk you're using to install Snow Leopard?

    - Nick
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    What color is the disk you're using to install Snow Leopard?

    - Nick
    The disc color is grey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdubbs View Post
    The disc color is grey
    This is what I was afraid of. I'm going to assume that this gray disk did not come with the computer you're trying to install on.

    The gray disks are model specific…and only work with the model computer they shipped with. You need a retail install disk (white disk with a picture of a Snow Leopard on it). You would most likely need to get this via e-Bay.

    I would also ask you to consider this. Your computer can be upgraded to OS 10.7 Lion…which must be gotten via calling Apple at their 800 number (not the Apple stores or Apple.com)...Lion is no longer available for download at the Mac App Store.

    Once OS 10.7 Lion is installed…then you can access the Mac App Store…purchase, download, and install Mountain Lion (assuming your computer meets the requirements to run Mountain Lion).

    -Nick

    p.s. Yes…you can go directly from OS 10.5.8 to OS 10.7 Lion.
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Yes…you can go directly from OS 10.5.8 to OS 10.7 Lion.

    Is the work around difficult?

    Are there steps to get me there?

    I don't mind skipping snow leopard.

    You're right I got the disc off a family member

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdubbs View Post
    Is the work around difficult?

    Are there steps to get me there?
    Actually now that I think about it…you may need to install Snow Leopard to get access to the Mac App Store. OS 10.7 "Lion" when it was available…was downloadable ($29)…and could be purchased on a USB stick ($69).

    So if you call Apple…it depends on what form they provide you with. If they can provide you with Lion on a USB stick…then you won't have to download Lion. If you need to download Lion…then you need OS 10.6 Snow Leopard installed to get Mac App. Store access.

    The positive to installing Snow Leopard is…then you just skip 10.7 (Lion)…and just download OS 10.8 " Mountain Lion. But this is assuming your MacBook Pro meets the system requirements for Mountain Lion. It probably does…but it doesn't hurt to be 100% sure first.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    But this is assuming your MacBook Pro meets the system requirements for Mountain Lion. It probably does…but it doesn't hurt to be 100% sure first.

    - Nick
    I think I should be able to procure a copy of snow leopard.
    Thanks, I double checked the requirements on Apples home page and my macbook pro meets the requirements for Mountain Lion:

    FROM THEIR HOMEPAGE

    Supported
    Models


    iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
    MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
    MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
    Xserve (Early 2009)

    MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
    Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
    Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)

    General Requirements


    OS X v10.6.8 or later
    2GB of memory
    8GB of available space



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    -jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdubbs View Post

    Thank you one thousand times over

    -jason
    You're welcome & good luck!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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