HELP ME FAST PLZ I HAVE OS X 10.5.8 AND I CANT UPGREADE TO MOUNTAIN LION IF I CAN HOW DO I DO IT PLEASE HELP MR TY
- Asked by Nanna L
- Asked about: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
2 Answers from the Community
First step: Check to see whether you have an Intel-based Mac. Select "About this Mac" from the "Apple" menu -- if the word "Intel" is in the description next to "Processor" you have an Intel-based Mac. If instead you have a "PowerPC" processor, you are out of luck.
Second step: With an Intel-based Mac and at least 1GB of memory, install Snow Leopard from the retail DVD. When you restart in Snow Leopard, go to "Software Update . . . " under the "Apple" menu in order to bring your system up to OS 10.6.8.
Third step: OS 10.6.8 gives you access to the App Store, from where you can download and install Mountain Lion. However, make sure your Mac is not older than mid-2007 to early-2009 (the date depends on which Mac model you have). Mountain Lion does not support older Macs. Mountain Lion also needs at least 2GB of memory.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouve
Assuming your Mac meets the system requirements for Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion, the first step is to install Snow Leopard. After installing, use Software Update to update to the latest release of Snow Leopard (10.6.8). This will install the Mac App Store, and you will then be able to purchase and install Mountain Lion.
- Answered by Robert T from Chatham