I have OS X 10.5.8 and I need to upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chococat, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. chococat macrumors newbie

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    Jan 31, 2012
    #1
    Hello everyone!

    I need help. I have an iMac 2009 with OS X 10.5.8 and I need to upgrade, but I'm confused. Do I have to install Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and then install the rest so that I can finally install Mountain Lion?

    And, should I save my pictures and videos on a backup in case they get deleted when I install the new OS?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. printz macrumors regular

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    Dec 23, 2012
    #2
    You need 10.6 just because it contains the Mac App Store, from which you can get OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

    I guess that a backup is in order. If you have an (empty) external disk, you can easily automate that with Time Machine. If not, then I guess you have to work and wait as you copy your valuable data on whatever storage you have.
     

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