Updating Mac OS

Anybody here attempt to update an older Mac (in my case, and iMac) with the latest OS?

I’m running 10.5.8 right now on a Mac that’s at least 5 years old. Maybe older. Don;t remember when I got it.

I’m not sure it’s worth it, but it’s either that, or save my pennies for a new one.

Bob


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I updated my older iMac (first intel) white to lion and had no issues

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On Oct 24, 2012, at 14:10, Robert B email@hidden wrote:

Anybody here attempt to update an older Mac (in my case, and iMac) with the latest OS?

I’m running 10.5.8 right now on a Mac that’s at least 5 years old. Maybe older. Don;t remember when I got it.

I’m not sure it’s worth it, but it’s either that, or save my pennies for a new one.

Bob


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The Apple site will give you minimum specs for Lion/Mountain Lion

Mountain http://support.apple.com/kb/SP654

Lion http://support.apple.com/kb/SP629

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Yeah. Just went there and found out my iMac is too old to upgrade on.

New ones are coming out in November and December. I have two months to save for a 27 inch one!

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I have two months to save for a 27 inch one!

Nothing like the screen real estate of a 27" - I love it

I will have to wait a while before updating mine - her indoors has other plans for any cash I might have.

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I have a late 2007 iMac with 4GB RSM running Mountain Lion nicely

Dale Josephson

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On Oct 24, 2012, at 11:10 AM, Robert B email@hidden wrote:

Anybody here attempt to update an older Mac (in my case, and iMac) with the latest OS?

I’m running 10.5.8 right now on a Mac that’s at least 5 years old. Maybe older. Don;t remember when I got it.

I’m not sure it’s worth it, but it’s either that, or save my pennies for a new one.

Bob


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Mines a late (I think) 2006 iMac.

So, in the words of Maxwell Smart, “Missed it by THAT much.”

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Shouldn’t we really be discussing this in the cone of silence? ;D
My late '09 iMac upgraded nicely. Mountain Lion is awesome!


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I have a friend with a mini ('08-9ish) that Apple Retail Store CSR said it may be too old for the upgrade to Mt. Lion. Not sure why yet, memory and processor correct, room OK on the HD, but App Store will not download and install.

Frank H.

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Shouldn’t we really be discussing this in the cone of silence? ;D
My late '09 iMac upgraded nicely. Mountain Lion is awesome!


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On 25 Oct 2012, 12:36 am, Dale Josephson wrote:

I have a late 2007 iMac with 4GB RSM running Mountain Lion nicely

Dale Josephson

Yep, mine’s mid 2007 - the earliest model that can handle it, and I upgraded with a lot of trepidation.

Everything runs so much smoother now - surely it’s just not my imagination!

If you can, do it!

Cheers,

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Hi Robert B,

if your iMac is, like mine, the iMac5,1 or MA590LL, then Mactracker will tell you that the maximum OS X that it will run is 10.7.4…

Where you are expected to get that, with Apple’s policy of download only, is another thing.

Personally, I run 10.6.8, and from the restrictive monopolistic approach to software acquisition that Apple are now imposing, most recently with their no optical drive iMac, I’m glad to be out of their rat race.

On another note, if you do have the iMac 5,1 , then it is only a matter of time before you get the endemic vertical screen lines. Luckily, I have a high resolution, 1920x1200, screen replacement, brilliant.

Bob


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MIne’s an iMac 4,1, apparently.

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Here is an easy way to test your older Macs. If you have FW 800 get a FW 80 external HD and clone your internal drive to the external drive. Now boot on the external and upgrade. If you like the results you have the definitive answer.

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On 25 Oct 2012, 12:36 am, Dale Josephson wrote:

I have a late 2007 iMac with 4GB RSM running Mountain Lion nicely

Dale Josephson

Yep, mine’s mid 2007 - the earliest model that can handle it, and I upgraded with a lot of trepidation.

Everything runs so much smoother now - surely it’s just not my imagination!

If you can, do it!

Cheers,

Peter


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Hi Robert B,

the iMac 4,1 is Jan. 2006 and the latest OS X you can use is Snow Leopard, 10.6.8 — it’s brilliant, and available on eBay.

Bob


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