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Webb

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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
 

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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.
 
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Webb

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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.

I will call them,thanks.

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.

Wasnt the original price $29.99 ?
 
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Mr. Retrofire

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

...( Snow Leopard ) on eBay people just sells the full version,I just need the upgrade.
Btw, the so called “upgrade” disk contains the full version of Snow Leopard. I recommend a clean installation.
 
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rctlr

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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.
 
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Webb

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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
 
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AdrianK

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Feb 19, 2011
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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
Lion. Wikipedia is useful for this kind of stuff.
 
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Webb

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

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

How difficult was the install? Did you do a clean install? I to just ordered the disk from Apple. Thanks
 
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Gregg2

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May 22, 2008
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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 ?

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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