Clean upgrade 10.6.8 to sierra on iMac 9,1

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by javapoppa, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. javapoppa macrumors newbie

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    I find the info on the Apple upgrade site confusing. Can I do this upgrade directly or is it a two-part process?
     
  2. CoastalOR, Jan 10, 2017
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    Two part process. OS 10.6.8 can not upgrade directly to Sierra (10.12). You have to upgrade to El Capitan (10.11) first. Then after that is complete you can upgrade to Sierra.

    EDIT: The minimum OS you need to update to Sierra is 10.7. You can still purchase OS 10.7 & 10.8 from Apple, but OS 10. 9 and 10.10 are no longer available from Apple unless you have previously "Purchased" (downloaded) them. 10.11 is still available from Apple for people like you that have 10.6.
     
  3. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

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    That's right. And the version of el capitan to use is the one which is still available on the mac app store at https://itunes.apple.com/app/os-x-el-capitan/id1147835434?mt=12
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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  5. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

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    iMac9,1 is not supported with Sierra, so the only official upgrade would be to 10.11.
     
  6. gregpassaretti macrumors newbie

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    heres a link on a video how to
     

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