OS upgrade

Discussion in 'iMac' started by crossbones, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. crossbones macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Beginner question:

    iMac
    3.06 Intel core duo
    10.6.8

    I need to upgrade to 10.8.x to run some software.
    Do I need to go to 10.7 first?

    Thanks
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Why not just go straight to 10.10.1?
     
  4. crossbones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmmm.
    Any reason not to?
    Will I lose anything?
     
  5. edjrwinnt macrumors member

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    I would not go any higher than Mavericks. I put Yosemite on my late iMac 2009 i5, and I had to go back to Mavericks because Yosemite slowed it down too much for me.
     
  6. crossbones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well thanks for that.

    Should I purchase it as a download or go buy the disk?
    I live right near an Apple store.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    They don't sell it on disk. The only way to get it is to download through the App Store.
     
  8. crossbones thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. matreya macrumors 65816

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    How EXACTLY does one do that? I can't see it as being available on the App Store...

    Don't you have to get a special code from an Apple Store to download it?
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you purchased it (Mavericks) before it would be in your past purchases list so you could redownload. But if you have never purchased, yes, you will need to call Apple for a code to get Mavericks.

    Like other mentioned, if a machine will run Mavericks it will run Yosemite, so if it was me I would just go with Yosemite.
     
  11. crossbones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If this helps anyone......

    Turns out Apple doesn't deal Mavericks anymore.

    I needed to upgrade my late 2009 iMac, 10.6.8, to at least 10.7.5 in order to run Turbotax.
    It's $20 to buy 10. 7 or 10.8....or, Yosemite is free.

    I decided to take Weaselboy's good advice and went straight to Yosemite.

    It worked just great except it takes an hour or so to install.
    Other than that, no complaints.
     

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