Going from Leopard to SL/L/ML ???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by CTechKid, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. CTechKid macrumors regular

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    According to the research I've done I need to get Snow Leopard on my machine before I can do anything. The problem is that the Apple Store doesn't appear to be selling the Snow Leopard USB dongle anymore? So how are Leopard users expected to upgrade?? :confused:
     
  2. OH!MAC™ macrumors member

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    kinda similar???? if i create a bootable USB key with my Lion Mac, can i install that USB Key on a leopard Mac or does that still need a SL upgrade?
     
  3. adamtheturtle macrumors member

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    To do an upgrade install (where all your data is kept without any work on your part) you need Snow Leopard, however an Erase and Install (where it will be out-of-the-box clean, but you need to manually back up and move back your data) can be done on any Mac, with just the Mountain Lion installer on a USB.
     
  4. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    You can get a SL DVD from the online Apple store.
     
  5. toke lahti macrumors 68000

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    No you can't!
    And Lion is gone in every way it was distributed!
    Those macs that can't be upgraded to ML, can't be upgraded to Lion anymore.
    This gives a whole new meaning to the famous 1999 ad!
    Apple is now worser bully than Micro$oft ever was.
    This was the last stunt for me, no new Apple products for me anymore, ever!
     
  6. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    Just call them and you can buy it, my friend just did this to upgrade his g/f's Air to ML.
     
  7. toke lahti macrumors 68000

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    I'd maybe like to upgrade my MP1,1 to Lion not ML!
     
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  9. toke lahti macrumors 68000

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    I do have SL in MP, but neither of your offerings are sold any more...
    And btw, paying 4 times as much as yesterday doesn't make the offer very attractive.
     
  10. CIA macrumors 6502a

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    Torrent SL, then buy ML. If you can't buy it (SL), what else are you supposed to do?
     
  11. toke lahti, Jul 26, 2012
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    toke lahti macrumors 68000

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    I'd guess there's plenty of SL copies available in 3rd party sellers and used ones. I'd also guess that Lion usb-sticks are pretty much sold-out and used one's have many times higher price than yesterday from AppleStore...
     
  12. CTechKid thread starter macrumors regular

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    Torrenting SL is the answer?!?! I've been an apple user since the SE30 and this is utterly unacceptable coming from Apple. What a horribly closed garden they've become.
     
  13. CIA macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to be legit, call some third party Mac Stores (a few still exist!). They probably have a copy. Heck, ask your friends, they probably have disc's laying around. As long as you are buying Lion or ML I don't think it's that big a deal.
     
  14. toke lahti macrumors 68000

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    The problem here is that you can't buy Lion any more...
     
  15. CIA macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, true. This is something Apple will need to address going forward. Willing to be that next year the new OS that is released once again drops support for older macs, and if you can't buy ML for those older machines, then what?
     

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