iclouds

suecooper

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 3, 2011
5
0
Australia
Im having trouble getting this started on my MacBook. I have a Mac OS X version 10.6.8 and have managed to get a welcome to icloud mail (I think from my iphone which seems to be set up ok), but when I click on my "System Preferences" there is no "iCloud" icon under internet & wireless.

Can anyone tell me where Im going wrong?
 

suecooper

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 3, 2011
5
0
Australia
tried that.... I Purchased it on the Apps store and downloaded and it said it installed but still no 'icloud"
 

suecooper

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 3, 2011
5
0
Australia
I'd really appreciate some help with installing Lion. I go to the apple website and search Mac OS X Lion and press the "upgrade now" button and it takes me to the OS X Lion page and instead of a price it is showing me "install" (cause I have already paid for it). I click the "install" button and the swirly circle goes for a few seconds ..... then...... nothing :(

I restart the MacBook and still no iCloud under my system preferences :(

Where am I going wrong?
 

jackrv

macrumors 6502
Jul 14, 2011
300
0
Click on the far top left menu on the menu bar. Select "about this Mac". What does the version show?
 

NMF

macrumors 6502a
Oct 27, 2011
881
21
If you're version 10.6.8 then you're not on Lion; Lion is 10.7.

I haven't upgraded personally because my iMac came with Lion, but try re-downloading in the Mac App Store and letting it do its thing.
 

Dark Dragoon

macrumors 6502a
Jul 28, 2006
843
3
UK
Just checking, but the App store just downloads the upgrade application, you have run the "Install Mac OS X Lion" application which the App store places into your Applications folder to actually upgrade to Lion. Did you do this?
 

Dufus Del Dia

macrumors newbie
Jun 20, 2010
13
1
Patience is Golden...

You're not waiting long enough. It took my system over four hours just to download the Lion, then another hour to run the install script. This on a DSL.

Tell it to install again, then look at your modem's data lights. They should be flashing maniacally as it downloads about Four Gigabytes worth of OS-X.

Then, go take a nap, read a book, whatever...


I'd really appreciate some help with installing Lion. I go to the apple website and search Mac OS X Lion and press the "upgrade now" button and it takes me to the OS X Lion page and instead of a price it is showing me "install" (cause I have already paid for it). I click the "install" button and the swirly circle goes for a few seconds ..... then...... nothing :(

I restart the MacBook and still no iCloud under my system preferences :(

Where am I going wrong?
 

suecooper

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 3, 2011
5
0
Australia
hopefully figured it out now.. with some help from my sister. Apparently I need Core Lion first then it should work.... downloading now... fingers crossed :) the one I had purchased was 10.7.2
 
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HabSonic

macrumors regular
Jul 31, 2011
151
6
Canada
If you downloaded 10.7.2 from the App Store, that's all you need. Did you launch the installer?

Launchpad --> Lion icon --> click on it
 
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