10.5.8 upgrade online

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Matt98svt, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Matt98svt macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I'm new to macs and just received a 2008 or 09 MacBook Pro that is still running the 10.5.8 software. This MacBook has the 2.0 core duo 2 with 2 gb of ram. I am wanting to update the software but can't seem to upgrade to anything newer without first getting snow leapord 10.6 and from what I read that is no longer even available from Apple? Is there a way I can download the 10.6 or newer software online so I can add the App Store and run some newer software?
     
  2. Praetorian® macrumors regular

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    Hi @Matt98svt, welcome to MacRumors forums and to the Mac community. You really have to upgrade to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard first, because this upgrade includes Mac App Store which allows you to upgrade up to OS X 10.11 El Capitan (the current version of OS X).
     
  3. BLUEDOG314 macrumors member

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    Not sure where you live, but an apple store can image it to any version your machine is capable of running.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Even if you get Snow Leopard on that MBP I wouldn't upgrade to El Capitan unless you're going to:
    1. Increase the RAM to the maximum (use everymac.com to find out how much)
    2. Change the hard drive out for an SSD.
     
  5. BLUEDOG314 macrumors member

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    That core 2 duo will get rocked by El Cap even with more ram and an SSD. I'd say go to an apple store and have it imaged to Mavericks and call it a day, personally I don't believe it would be worth upgrading a MB/MBP without a Core i5/i7 series processor.
     

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