Updating Mac OS X version 10.5.8

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gypsyfrix, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. gypsyfrix macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2013
    I am trying to update my iMac 24" to snow leopard or higher so I can install and use photoshop elements and premiere 11.

    my computer info as of right now is as follows:

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac7,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03
    SMC Version (system): 1.20f4
    Serial Number (system): W874112FX86
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-001B63A820ED

    Can anyone help me with this? :eek:

    Help would be greatly appreciated
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    1. Buy Snow Leopard from Apple Store (or online).
    2. Boot from disk.
    3. Install Snow Leopard.

    It's that simple. Snow Leopard will install in the place of your existing OS. (Though make sure you have a backup just in case!)

    Once you have Snow Leopard installed (and you've run all the updates), you can buy Mountain Lion form the Mac App Store, if you need to go the extra mile.

    You might also want to increase the amount of RAM in your machine.

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