Updating from Leopard...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macinet, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. macinet macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2012
    Have a new iPod Nano and it wont connect to my iTunes cause I'm still running Leopard as my OS (never got around to updating each version). It needs OS X version 10.7 or higher

    Whats the best way to update without spending lots?

    I'm upgrading my iMac shortly, so dont want to spend lots updating my current machine to get music onto iPod.

    Thanks in advance
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Call Apple to order a Snow Leopard install disc (should be about $20.) After you install SL and make sure it's updated to 10.6.6 or higher, you can then go to the Mac App Store and install Mountain Lion (10.8).
  3. InuNacho macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2008
    In that one place
    The Apple website says it only needs 10.6.8 so theres no need to get 10.8 if you're just going to sync music to it.
  4. macinet thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2012
    The new iPod when connected says it needs 10.7.
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland

    iTunes 10.7 can be installed on Mac OS 10.6.8.
  6. Drew017, Oct 25, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2012

    Drew017 macrumors 65816


    May 29, 2011
    East coast, USA
  7. macinet thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2012
    I downloaded the latest iTunes but it wouldn't install on my 2007 iMac with Leopard OS.
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Just to be pedantic, that title should be Upgrading from Leopard. If you had an early version of Leopard, you could update it to the last version of Leopard.
  9. aramanda macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2012
    i can't get updates for my soft leopard OS

    hi everyone, i am trying to set up my new office so i downloaded the microsoft office for mac, but to run the installation, i need a higher version of the OS on my mac book air. i tried to run the software update, it prompts me that the OS is up to date but it isn't, even my itunes isn't. please how do i run this update cos i really need to install the office :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(.

    please in trying to help, use less technical jargons.

  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You can't upgrade from one version of OS X to another by using Software Update. You have to buy whatever version you want to install.

    Software update, upgrade--what's the difference?

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