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    Imac OSX upgrading question

    I have an old Imac which I am setting up, it is an Intel model and would originally have shipped with OSX Leopard but the drive has been formatted, I want to install OSX Snow leopard as that will provide an upgrade route to the newer OSX versions.

    Can I buy a retail copy of Snow Leopard and just install it or do i need to get a copy of Leopard and install that and then upgrade to Snow Leopard ?

    Thanks

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    if you go into the app store and search the OSx you would like. You should be able to download them directly from the app store.

    Further info here:- macworld.co.uk/how…63/

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    bradleystaff

    if you go into the app store and search the OSx you would like. You … if you go into the app store and search the OSx you would like. You should be able to download them directly from the app store.Further info here:- http://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac-software/how-install-el-capitan-yosemite-snow-leopard-old-versions-of-mac-os-x-3629363/


    Thanks for the help, I had seen this page

    Unfortunately Snow leopard was first version to have app store , until that point you needed to install from disk/usb software checks prevent newer versions installing on an Imac that would have physically required a disk when it was originally sold, Otherwise I would just download a newer version and install

    I cant download Snow Leopard as oldest version I own is Yosemite, so will have to buy a physical copy.

    My main question is can I install Snow Leopard straight onto an Imac that was shipped with Leopard or do i need to install Leopard then upgrade to Snow Leopard

    I guess you should be able to go straight to Snow Leopard. I recently changed out my drive for a larger SSD which required a clean install, which I did via an external DVD drive with the El Capitan disk, the Mac shipped with Yosemite.
    Edited by: "GrantG182" 30th Oct 2016
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