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William Jon MillerWhich OSX
by on Aug 30, 2012 at 3:28:47 pm

Just was given an older imac (see below for specs) and wanted to know how far I can upgrade OSX. Currently it has 10.4.11 (tiger). Can I upgrade to Lion or Mountain Lion or perhaps only to Snow Leopard? AND which would be the cheapest path, thanks in advance.

Specs:
iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 2Ghz
Single processor 4 GB ram

Jon Miller
404-216-6021
wjonm2002@yahoo.com


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Andrew RichardsRe: Which OSX
by on Aug 31, 2012 at 2:44:24 am

That should go as high as Lion, we'd need to know the model year or part number to say if 10.8 would work. If it has an aluminum case, it can do Mountain Lion.

Best,
Andy


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William Jon MillerRe: Which OSX
by on Aug 31, 2012 at 12:19:57 pm

Thanks Andrew. It does have an aluminum case and the model identifier is iMac7,1. Can I jump right to Lion or do I need to purchase 10.5 & .6 to get to .7 or .8?

Jon Miller
404-216-6021
wjonm2002@yahoo.com


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John DavidsonRe: Which OSX
by on Aug 31, 2012 at 7:45:40 pm

You need at least Snow Leopard to upgrade it via the App store. I believe you can call Apple and order Lion or Mountain Lion by mail.

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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William Jon MillerRe: Which OSX
by on Aug 31, 2012 at 11:24:00 pm

Thanks John.

Jon Miller
404-216-6021
wjonm2002@yahoo.com


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Andrew RichardsRe: Which OSX
by on Sep 1, 2012 at 2:08:38 pm

If you have other Macs withSnow Leopard or Lion you can use them to download the Lion installer again and use it to make a bootable install disk. You only need Snow Leopard if you have no other Macs to download Lion with.

Best,
Andy


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jesus mccoyRe: Which OSX
by on Sep 1, 2012 at 3:26:26 pm

I wouldn't bother with anything past snow leopard IMO. My MBP has been running slower since I upped to ML.


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