Upgrade from 10.5.8 to OS Lion how?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbookpro45, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. macbookpro45 macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    Friend has a 10.5.8 MBP and wants to go to lion; is this possible? If so how? If he needs snow leopard where can he obtain a copy of SL?
  2. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    As far as I know, the only way to upgrade to Lion from an OS other than SL (10.6) is to buy a Lion USB Thumb Drive from Apple for $70. However, I am not sure if you'll be able to properly transfer your files and settings this way or if you'll need to do a clean install.
  3. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2011
    He would need to do a clean install to upgrade with the USB stick.
  4. macbookpro45 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    So all of his files i.e. iTunes library would be erased unless they were backed up?
  5. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    Here search next time! We have 2-3 threads about it and I have answered them all. U can only restore all that from time machine after a clean install.

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