Upgrading Mac OS X 10.6.x to 10.8.x . Possible?

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  1. Vishwas Gagrani macrumors newbie

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    Is it feasible to upgrade from mac osx 10.6.x to 10.8.x directly ?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, it is. As 10.6.8 is the minimum requirement, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is not needed.
     
  3. tejota1911 macrumors 6502

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    Run Software Update to upgrade to 10.6.8. Then purchase Mountain Lion in the Mac App store for $20. Download & Install. It saves all of your data, but have an up to date backup just in case.
     
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Yes, as long as Mountain Lion is supported on your hardware.
     
  5. Vishwas Gagrani thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for replies.
    My hardware is mini mac 2009 . Is it possible to upgrade on it ?
     
  6. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    Yes it will run ML.
     
  7. Vishwas Gagrani thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Was just curious about this post...
    Why it's necessary to upgrade from 10.6.7 to 10.6.8 first ?
    What if i run CD directly on 10.6.7 ? My OS will corrupt ?
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is not delivered on a CD or DVD, if that is what you mean with "i run CD directly".

    And it is necessary to update* to10.6.8 in order to fulfill the requirements, as far as I remember, 10.6.8 was a small update to easy the way for the new way to install the OS.
    10.6.8 can be easily acquired for free via Software Update.


    * Software update, upgrade--what's the difference?
     
  9. Micky Do, Jan 3, 2013
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    I have an early 2009 Mac Mini and did the direct OS X 10.6.8 to 10.8 upgrade.

    Make sure you have enough RAM installed; Mountain Lion requires at least 2 GB. My Mini originally had just 1 GB, so I got an extra 4 GB installed. Now it has a total of 5 GB of RAM.

    I am well pleased with the result of the RAM and OS upgrade. It is like having a new computer, that will do me for several more years.

    I had a shop do both at the same time as I don't have a credit card, so don't have an App Store account. It cost a total of about $US 100, with no hassle. You could DIY for much less if you have an App store a/c, the tools, and the skill to install the extra RAM.
     

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