Lion Or Snow Leopard upgrade questions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gary c, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. gary c macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2008
    Model Name: iMac Model Identifier: iMac5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    We have two iMac's from about 2008 I think. We bought a 2011 macbook Air. I am thinking of upgrading the two I mac's to either snow leopard or Lion so we have the latest and greatest software. My question is will Lion or Leopard work on the two I mac's and will we have to upgrade all the existing software that is on our computer at this time? Also will we be able to save all the photos, documents and music that is on the exist ion computers?
    As you can tell I don't know much about this subject and thought that all of you knowledge computer guys could help me. I appreciate all comments. Thanks
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    Here are the System Requirements for Lion

    Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
    2GB of memory (4GB is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!!!!)
    OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended) YES YOU MUST BUY SNOW LEOPARD FIRST!!!!
    7GB of available space
    Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.

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