Looking for 10.5.8 update ( Snow Leopard )

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Webb, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Webb macrumors regular

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    So I have this 2008 Macbook,now that I bought the new iPhone 5 I just found out that it doesn't work with 10.5.8 Leopard and Apple doesnt have it anymore upgrades ( Snow Leopard ) on eBay people just sells the full version,I just need the upgrade.Does anyone knows where can I find the upgrade ?

    Thanks
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Contact Apple direct....They may send you the file or give you a link to use...SL isn't really supported any longer.
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

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    There seem to be plenty on eBay, this being the cheapest at time of writing ($2.25). The "white box" version shown there is the upgrade.
     
  4. Webb thread starter macrumors regular

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    I will call them,thanks.

    Wasnt the original price $29.99 ?
     
  5. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Make sure you buy the retail version, not the machine dependent grey restore disk!

    Btw, the so called “upgrade” disk contains the full version of Snow Leopard. I recommend a clean installation.
     
  6. rctlr macrumors 6502a

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    I'd cleanly upgrade to snow leopard, but you still will not get all the iCloud goodness until you update, (and depending on your MBP Spec) to Lion.
    From what I've read, that will be your limit.
     
  7. Webb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys,this is what I got.What's the highest I can go ? Update wise.

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
     
  8. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Lion. Wikipedia is useful for this kind of stuff.
     
  9. Webb thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys I just got the Snow Leopard for $19.99 directly from Apple.Cheaper than eBay prices and new.;)
     
  10. deewcotton macrumors newbie

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    How difficult was the install? Did you do a clean install? I to just ordered the disk from Apple. Thanks
     
  11. Webb thread starter macrumors regular

    Webb

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    I did a clean install,thanks:D
     
  12. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Just for the record, that's what an upgrade is - the full version. You might be thinking of an update, like going from 10.5.6 to 10.5.8. But jumping from 10.5.anything to 10.6.anything requires the full version, because it's new.
     

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