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    upgrading OSX
    Hi, I'm new to Mac's and I recently downloaded the new quickbooks to my iMac. It says that my operating system is not sufficient and it looks like I need to upgrade to snow leopard..

    Is this something I can do online. Do I have to buy it in the store?

    Need Help.

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    You buy it in the store. It costs $30.

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    Jul 30, 2009
    Mac Mini (Late 2014) 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3
    Snow Leopard is 10.6
    Once you download the update to 10.6.8 (if you buy a 10.6.7 or earlier disc) you will have the App Store. Then you can download the upgrade to Lion 10.7 if you want, and if your specs allow it. But, it's not free.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    And before you outlay your money, make sure your computer is an Intel model as Snow Leopard will not run on older PowerPC Macs. Always helps to provide you model and operating system details.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Is this something I can do online. Do I have to buy it in the store?
    You can purchase Snow Leopard direct from Apple on line, or if you can still find a copy in a store, purchase it there. Either way, it's $29.99.

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