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I am about to upgrade my iMac5,1 to 3GB of RAM. Currently I am on OSX 10.6.8. What version of OSX can I upgrade to with this iMac? What would be the steps I would have to follow to achieve this? The iMac has "Intel Core 2 Duo" with 2GHz processor.... Read full answer
I am about to upgrade my iMac5,1 to 3GB of RAM. Currently I am on OSX 10.6.8. What version of OSX can I upgrade to with this iMac? What would be the steps I would have to follow to achieve this? The iMac has "Intel Core 2 Duo" with 2GHz processor.
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11/6/2012
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Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do whatever I possibly can to help answer your questions.

It depends what OS you already have.

Click the Apple in the top left, and About This Mac.

What does it say version of OS X is?

Thanks in advance,
David.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

10.6.8 as I said in my question

Hi,

Very sorry about that, I found your iMac in my database, but totally missed that you gave me the version already.

You can only upgrade to Lion, not Mountain Lion, but only if you have purchased it before as it is no longer on the Mac App store.

Have you purchased it before?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

No I have not. This used to be my wife's machine running Leopard. I moved it to 10.6.8 as I am trying to run Photoshop Elements 10. It requires a version of iPhoto between 8.0 and 8.1.2. What version of iPhoto or iLiffe can I run on Lion? Is it possible to buy Lion OSX from somewhere other than Apple?

Hi,

While it is not possible to purchase Lion anywhere else, you can still install the latest version of iPhoto.

You can purchase a Retail box of all iLife'11, or the individual iPhoto application from the Mac App store.

Let me know which one you would like to try/

Sincerely,
David.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

I think I will go with the iPhoto only as I do not use the other applications in iLiffe. I have to check with Adobe first to make sure that Elements 10 will work OK with the latest version of iPhoto. Thanks for your help

Hi,

I can tell you that it will, you can check it here:
http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/photoshop-elements-iphoto-mac-os.html

Please let me know if you have any questions on this, even if it is after a couple of days, I will gladly continue to help.

Please take a moment to rate my answer, but if not satisfied please let me know instead of rating.

Sincerely,
David.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

That will do fine thanks Dave. Where do I rate your answer?

I did try and install the latest version of iPhoto but according to the system requirements it needs 10.7.5 or later. Catch 22. I am 10.6.8 and you say I can not buy Lion so this seems to leave me with no options.

Hi,

iLife'11on disc is Snow Leopard compatible, the old version:
http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MC623Z-A-iLife-VERSION/dp/B003XKRZES

Sincerely,
David.
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