up date from Mac OS X 10.5.8

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mandilindup, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. mandilindup macrumors newbie

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    I cannot seem to update from mac os x version 10.5.8. When I ask for a software update it says that there are no up dates from my computer and yet my mobile me account no longer communicates with my computer as I need 10. something or other to sort the problem. I am not sure what to do. Any advice?
     
  2. session101 macrumors regular

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    you need to find SL 10.6 disks, unless you want lion
    i think the update only covers 10.5.x, if you upgrade to 10.6 you can update it to 10.6.x
     
  3. mandilindup thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply. What are SL disks? Sorry am not very computer savvy. But I love my mac and am confused. Do I have to buy Lion? You seem to know what you are talking about :D
     
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  5. mandilindup thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thx
    So I need to up date to SL=Snow Leopard or OSX 10.6? What is the difference between these and Lion?
    Have looked up up dates on apple and all I can find is Lion ...
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Software update will not move you from 10.5 to 10.6; you have to buy the new version. 10.6 is Snow Leopard and Lion is 10.7.
     
  7. session101 macrumors regular

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    when you get or buy snow leopard 10.6, you can use update software in Snow Leopard to update your snow leopard osx 10.6, you still need to buy/get Snow leopard via disks/usb first
     
  8. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    If you don't mind me asking, do you know if your Mac has a Core 2 Duo or a Core Duo processor? If it has a Core Duo, pick up a Snow Leopard disc for $29 from somewhere. If it has a Core 2 Duo processor, it might be worth it to get the USB flash drive from Apple to upgrade to Lion.
     

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