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  1. #1

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    Oct 04, 2012
    Upgrading from OS 10.5 to 10.8
    How do I upgrade from 10.5 to 10.8. It is for a friends Intel iMac. I hear that a direct upgrade to Mountain Lion is not possible. I don't know where to start.
    Thanks for anyones help

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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    He needs at least 10.6 Snow leopard in order to install the App Store and download Mountain Lion
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    Oct 04, 2012
    Thanks. I'll try to dig up a disc.

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    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3
    Not every Intel based Mac can be upgraded to Mountain Lion, while all Intel based Mac's can be upgraded to Lion. So figure out exactly what year/model the iMac your friend has is and go from there. If it's post-2007..then you're OK..

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    4GB Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G
    Quote Originally Posted by Zac the Dog View Post
    Thanks. I'll try to dig up a disc.
    It has to be a retail disk; the OEM disks that come with Macs are machine specific and will not install on your friends Mac. Call Apple (online store) and they will sell Snow Leopard on DVD for $29 USD.
    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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