Can We Upgrade From An Old Software To A New One?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iNew2Macs, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. iNew2Macs macrumors newbie

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    Like from Leapord to Snow Leapord?

    or From Mac OS X Tiger to Mac OS X Leapord?

    Or are we stuck with same software it came with?

    Again Im new to Macs. :D

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Upgrades are available from older OSes to newer ones like Leopard. It's a very natural process.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  4. trevpimp macrumors regular

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    Does it matter what CPU we have?
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. For leopard you need an 867 MHz G4.
     
  6. scorpiusdeus macrumors member

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    From Toger straight to Snow Leopard?

    My daughter just got Sims 3 today. She's DYING to use it. When I went to install it I noticed that it requires 10.5.7 and she has 10.4.11.

    As I understand it she has Tiger and it requires Leopard minimum.

    On her macbook she has the 2GHz Intel Core Duo.

    Can I just use my multifamily license for Snow Leopard to get her updated or do I have to get Leopard first?
     
  7. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Your Snow Leopard disc will handle the upgrade just fine.
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    3 - No.

    2 - You can find Leopard online at eBay, etc. at very reasonable prices. Make sure you get the retail version, which is a black disc with a big X on it.

    1 - Snow Leopard is a retail product. You can get it for $29 or less. That's intended for Leopard owners.

    As others have said, make sure the specs for each computer are compatible with the OS upgrade. You can find that out on Apple's website with a little "digging".
     

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