Upgrading my Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dusty Bin, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. Dusty Bin macrumors newbie

    Dusty Bin

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    I'm looking for some help and advice, please.

    I'm using a Mac that has OS X 10.6.8

    I should like to upgrade to OS X 10.7 or higher.

    How do I do this?

    What steps do I need to take, please?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    Back up your data, open the App Store and download the latest supported version of Mac OS X for your machine.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    First check this page and see if your Mac can run Mavericks. Any machine that can run Mavericks can also run the new OS X release Yosemite, and you can just download and install that form the App Store.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5842

    If you can't run Yosemite, and want to update to Lion go here and purchase it, then Apple will email you a code you can use in the App Store to download Lion.

    Either one you choose, the process is the same. You just select the product in the App Store application and it downloads and launches an installer that does the upgrade.

    You should backup first just to be safe, but the upgrade will not erase your data.
     
  4. Dusty Bin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dusty Bin

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