Upgrading to Mac OS X 10.7

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by NameTheUser, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. NameTheUser macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a little problem. At the moment I'm using Mac OS X 10.5.8, but I'd like to upgrade to 10.7. I know that in order to do so, you have to be on 10.6 but the Snow Leopard Install Disk isn't sold in the retail stores anymore. What should I do?
     
  2. surianto macrumors newbie

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    you can ordersnow leopard from apple store online, i.e if you live in uk then go to this link:
    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC573

     
  3. chibiterasu macrumors 6502

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    Hang on if your still on leopard that must mean your on a fairly old machine and snow leopard will probably give you better performance with the hardware your running. I know that my MacBook ran slower when I upgraded to lion and its a 2010 model (specs below). Obviously if you need a service like iCloud because you were a previous mobile me user then you kinda have no choice.
     
  4. NameTheUser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is a 2008 Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook that I want to upgrade. But what if I just upgrade it to 10.6? As you mentioned, that 10.7 would make MacBook slow.
     
  5. chibiterasu macrumors 6502

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    Yes 10.6 is a must. A 2008 isn't that bad but a bit more ram would help if you wanted to go on 10.7. I would go onto 10.6 and then if you fell like there are features that you want that are missing then I would say a little upgrade like 4gb of ram to get 10.7 to run nice.

    I hope this helps :)
     
  6. NameTheUser thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But I still have a problem, where can I find the Snow Leopard Install Disk? There aren't any Apple Retail Stores in my country, only resellers, but they don't seem to have those install disks on sale anymore. :D
     
  7. laudern macrumors 6502a

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    just go on ebay and buy SL. No cd key is required so it doesnt even matter if the disc is 2nd hand
     
  8. chibiterasu macrumors 6502

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    Lauden is exactly right and e-bay will be cheaper than the apple store website.
     

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