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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by suecooper, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. suecooper macrumors newbie

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    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?
     
  2. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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  3. suecooper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tried that.... I Purchased it on the Apps store and downloaded and it said it installed but still no 'icloud"
     
  4. suecooper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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?
     
  5. jackrv macrumors 6502

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    Click on the far top left menu on the menu bar. Select "about this Mac". What does the version show?
     
  6. suecooper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mac OS X Version 10.6.8
    Processor 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    Macintosh HD
     
  7. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  8. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    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?
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Did you install it? If you're on 10.6.8 you cannot access iCloud.
     
  10. Dufus Del Dia macrumors newbie

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    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...


     
  11. suecooper, Dec 10, 2011
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    suecooper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  12. HabSonic macrumors regular

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    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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