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    upgrade OS X 10.5.8 to lion?

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    upgrade OS X 10.5.8 to lion?
    I tried to upgrade to OS X 10.6.3 first but I rcvd a dialog "This software cannot be installed on this computer"
    Does this mean I can't upgrade at all?
    Thanks in advance

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    upgrade OS X 10.5.8 to lion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sysmark View Post
    I tried to upgrade to OS X 10.6.3 first but I rcvd a dialog "This software cannot be installed on this computer"
    Does this mean I can't upgrade at all?
    Thanks in advance
    It might help to let us know how you were going about upgrading from OS 10.5.8 to 10.6.3.

    And it might help to tell us the specs & model computer you have.

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    upgrade OS X 10.5.8 to lion?

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    here is my computer specs
    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB41.00C1.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.31f1
    Hardware UUID: 4BA467D2-D50C-57E6-BD17-FCBA3D67BF17
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

    downloaded 10.6.3 and proceeded to install hench the dialog

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    upgrade OS X 10.5.8 to lion?
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    There is no legal download of OSX Snow Leopard. You're not going to get any help here.

    Fixed that.

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    upgrade OS X 10.5.8 to lion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    There is no legal download of OSX. You're not going to get any help here.
    Not true my friend, since OS X Lion was indeed a very legal download..you are, however, entirely correct that prior to OS X Lion, there was no legal download version of OS X available..
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    upgrade OS X 10.5.8 to lion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sysmark View Post
    downloaded 10.6.3 and proceeded to install hench the dialog
    As already mentioned...if your MacBook currently has OS 10.5.8 on it...and the only thing you did was "download" OS 10.6.3 (no Apple retail disk involved upgrading to OS 10.6)...then this is a violation of Apple's EULA. There were/are no Mac OS X upgrades that are legally downloadable before OS 10.7 Lion.

    There are legally downloadable "OS updates"...but not OS upgrades!

    - 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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