Thus, you must have what Wikipedia calls an Aluminum iMac [see 2nd link in your question]. If you are sure you bought it brand new in stores between , it was probably what Wikipedia calls the Early model. So rest assured, you can upgrade all the way up to Mavericks if you so desire.
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I've outlined the steps below. You can up- grade from Though it goes against Apple tradition, Apple has thankfully released If you do, then download and install it onto your computer. After that I am able to upgrade to Mavericks.
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How to upgrade to the latest OS X version? You can use System Profiler to find to Model ID of your friend's iMac see this KB article -- that'll tell you for sure which generation of iMac you have, and whether it can run Mavericks iMac7,1 and later. When you say… I remember for sure that the computer was bought around …do you mean that the iMac was bought brand new i. Upgrading from OS X I have a similar problem. Related 3.
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Posted on Jul 13, 2: Page content loaded. Jul 13, 3: You need to buy a Mac OS X Both of these are in the online Apple Store. It is always best to have a full bootable backup before you upgrade. If you fail to do this you will be unable to return to this OS if you decide you don't like the new OS.
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Also there is a slight chance that an install could lose everything on the Mac. The backup must be to an external hard disk.
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Preferably use Carbon Copy Cloner to make a bootable backup of the whole disk. Once you have a bootable backup on an external disk it is best to erase the internal disk with the new installer DVD before you install. Preferably do not import any data or preferences from earlier OSs during the install process as this can reintroduce bugs. The Apple History site has specifications for every Mac ever produced: Those wishing to upgrade to Leopard should be aware that install disks can be expensive unless you contact Apple.
Google for details. OSs beyond OS X If in doubt check this: Click the apple at the top left of your screen and select 'About this Mac'. This will give you your OS number. Then click 'More Info' to see which processor you have.
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If you have an Intel Mac it is well worth upgrading to Snow Leopard now and then considering other options after that. You can buy Snow Leopard here: Check that your Mac complies with any requirements. My Mac is version OS X Do I have to down load snow leopard and how do I do this??