Upgrade from 10.5.8 to OS Lion how?

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

  1. macbookpro45 macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1218922&highlight=
     

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