Upgrade from 10.5.9 to lion!

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  1. iFeras macrumors member

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    Hi..

    I'm having a MB late(2008) 10.5.9 and know with new lion, i'm thinking to get my MB upgraded to 10.7 ??

    what do i have to do ?
    Can i buy the Lion online or should I get the discs to upgrade ?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There IS no 10.5.9. The most recent version of Leopard is 10.5.8. To buy Lion online, you have to first upgrade to Snow Leopard 10.6.6.
     
  3. iFeras thread starter macrumors member

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    my mistake sorry .. i meant 10.5.8 :)

    so i have to buy the Snow Leopard first then buy the Lion ?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    To buy online, yes, since Lion is only available through the Mac App Store, which can only be accessed via 10.6.6 or later.
     
  5. iFeras thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanx .. now i got the first point

    what about the second one .. do i have to have the discs for upgrading ??
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What discs? Do you mean upgrading to SL or Lion?
     
  7. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    That's not true. Lion is available via a $69 USB key at the nearest Apple Store.
     
  8. iFeras thread starter macrumors member

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    Could i upgrade my MB by buy Snow Leopard online and without using CD ?

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    the problem is that we have no Apple Stores in here :(

    could i upgrade it online without having it ?
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it is true. Pay attention to the bold part of my post that you quoted.
     
  10. iFeras thread starter macrumors member

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    Unfortunately, I just got the Lion USB but when i opened it a window appears with this message:

    You cannot use this version of the application install Mac OS X Lion.app with this version of Mac OS X.


    What can I do now ???? :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:

    PLZ help
     
  11. Mal macrumors 603

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    You need to boot from the USB key. Hold the option key while you start up your computer, and you'll get a boot picker screen that will let you choose what to boot your computer from. Choose the Lion USB Key, and proceed with the standard installation.

    jW
     
  12. iFeras thread starter macrumors member

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    I did what you said but after it asks to select the disk where I want to install the lion, I cannot choose my computer's disk and there is a small message "You can't upgrade this version of Mac OS X"
     
  13. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    The ppl that are telling u can upgrade from Leopard don't seem to get it much! The only way for u to upgrade to Lion from Tiger/Leopard is a full install and not upgrade. I have done couple of macs that were on Tiger and Leopard. Now I recommend u time machine what you got then clean install it. Apple is not that stupid to let u upgrade from Tiger/leopard without having SL in your HDD, but on the other hand they have to make it accessibles for a clean install due to ppl change or have broken HDD. That make sense to u?
     
  14. iFeras thread starter macrumors member

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    THANX, it makes sense. I already made a backup but i don't know how to make a full install. Is there anyone how did explain it in MacRumors ?
     
  15. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Simple! boot from the USB, go into disk utility and format your current HDD it takes about couple seconds! I know rite?:eek: I was amazed by that lol. Anyways, after when u finish close utility then it will launch lion and ask u where u want to install it. BTW a clean install just take about 15min or so compare to a 30 and up for an upgrade!
     
  16. iFeras thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanx .. but i want a detailed explanation for that .. i don't wanna screw up with it ..
    I got what u have said but i need some videos or images so i can do it without any mistakes because I don't have apple store in my city if i did anything wrong ...
     
  17. iFeras, Sep 21, 2011
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    iFeras thread starter macrumors member

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    I found that one of the systems requirements to install Lion is to have 2GB memory

    and i checked my computer by going to system profiler and i found that i have 2GB in separate each 1GB alone ..

    I think there is something wrong, isn't it ??
     
  18. iWind130290 macrumors member

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    Nothing wrongs. But how about your Mac's processor?

    Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
    2GB of memory
    7GB of available space

    Check all of those things first. I dun have much time to create a video or pictures for the installation but If you want, I'll try to guide you by words step by step and it would be ok.
     
  19. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    no you are fine just make sure u have a core 2 duo processor and not just core duo. 2GB of ram is fine.
     
  20. iFeras thread starter macrumors member

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    my computer has 2GHz intel Core 2 Duo for processor
    and 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 for memory


    in fact, i do not know how to do full install :(:(
     
  21. niksimpsons macrumors member

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  22. iWind130290 macrumors member

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    Ok, step by step with this guide:
    Step 1: Boot from your Lion USB. At start up screen, hold down the Alt/Option key then choose the USB.
    Step 2: Once you're already inside the installer. Check out the Disk Utility.
    Step 3: At Disk Utility window, take a look on the colum from left conner, choose your HDD icon. After that, you'll see some tabs appear on rightside of the board. Choose "Erase" tab and click Erase to format your HDD (After this step, your HDD is clear)
    Step 4: Exit Disk Utility and click "Install Lion OS X". Now you've to choose the disk you want to install Lion to. Choose your HDD and continue.
    Step 5: You don't have to do anything till the installation finish. Enjoy...
     
  23. iFeras thread starter macrumors member

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    Thaaaaaaaaanx a lot my friend ... :eek::eek::eek:
    i did every step u mentioned .. it's awesome

    I can't believe ..


    Thank you all people ...
     

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