how do you upgrade to mountain lion?

I have a Imac 2009 running version OS X version 10.5.8.
I would like to upgrade to mountain lion - how do i do this?
I have tried to download the apple app store without success.

1 Answer from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Hi Katherine;

    You inadvertently missed a important step in the path to Mountain Lion: Snow Leopard (OSX 10.6).

    You will have to order Snow Leopard from the Apple store and wait a couple of days (physical media- DVD disc) then upgrade to that first, THEN get back to Mountain Lion.

    Best of luck!

    • Answered by Geoffery Dean J from Edmonton
    • Sep 27, 2013