MAC OSX upgrade from 10.5.8

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  1. leaky5

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    I am a bit behind here !!! I was thinking of upgrading to 10.8, but I have to be on 10.6.6 first I think.
    Can't seem to find 10.6 on the Apple web site any more, does anyone know where I can still get it from ?
    I have seen trial versions of 10.6, is it possible to install this and then buy 10.8 ?

    IMac is a 2.66 Intel Core 2 Duo with 2GB of DDR3 memory.
     
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    Here are the general requirements for Mountain Lion:
    OS X v10.6.8 or later
    2GB of memory
    8GB of available space
    Some features require an Apple ID


    and here are the supported models:
    iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
    MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminium, or Early 2009 or newer)
    MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
    Xserve (Early 2009)
    MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
    Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
    Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
     
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    Thanks, that all looks ok for spec, just need to find where to get 10.6.8 from.
     
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    You first need a copy of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. You then need to update it to version 10.6.8:
    Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1
     
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    Dante01.

    I know this, but I am having trouble finding a copy of 10.6, all links to the Apple website pages for it are now dead.
     
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    Read my last post.
     
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    Sorry, thanks for that.

    Here's another thought. My son has now gone to 10.8 on his MB, am I allowed to use his old 10.6 disks on my Imac ?
     
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    If his discs came with his Mac then it is doubtful that they will work with your iMac. The discs that come with a Mac are specific to that model and cannot be used on different models of Mac. If he purchase the 10.6 Operating System as a separate purchase then yes, you can use the disc to install the OS on your Mac.
     
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    If you don't mind a fresh install then can't you just purchase ML (on a mac with the app store), make a bootable usb stick with it and then install.
    You'll obviously need to backup all your apps and data as your hard drive will be wiped.

    That is what i did for my girlfriend who was on tiger and wanted to go to Lion. No Leopard or Snow Leopard necessary.
     
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    You are in exactly the same situation as me. 1st phone up the Apple store & buy snow leopard (os 10.6), this is £26 & will be posted. You can then buy Mountain Lion from the app store - there is no physical version.
     

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