How to Upgrade to Mac OS X Yosemite

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The latest version of Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) offers a lot of new features, including a new design and the ability to make iPhone calls from your browser. Fortunately, this upgrade won't cost you much time or any money. Here's how you can upgrade to Yosemite from OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8) or higher. In addition to a few minutes of your time, you will  need 2GB of memory and 8GB of available disk space.

1. Check your system hardware and software by going to the apple menu, and choosing “About this Mac.”upgrade to yosemite

2. Click on the “More Info...” button. Mac OS X Yosemite requires Mac hardware from no later than 2007 to 2007. Visit for more info.upgrade to yosemite

3. Visit the Mac OS X Yosemite page on the Apple App store.

4. Click on the Download button to start downloading OS X Yosemite.upgrade to yosemite

5. Click on the Free button and enter your Apple ID username and password to start downloading OS X Yosemite.  This will take several minutes, and it will first close out all your open apps and restart.upgrade to yosemite

6. Click Continue to start installing Yosemite.upgrade to yosemite

MORE: OS X Yosemite Review

7. Agree to the Terms.upgrade to yosemite

8. Choose the disk to install it on. Yosemite will default to your primary hard drive.upgrade to yosemite

9. Login as an administrator.upgrade to yosemite

10. Click Restart to restart your computer and install Yosemite.upgrade to yosemite

11. If you want to set up iCloud, sign in with your Apple ID. Otherwise, click “Set Up Later.”upgrade to yosemite

12. Review the list of incompatible software. Not all software will work on Yosemite, so you should make a note of the apps that won't work, so you can update them or remove them.

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13. Click Allow to allow your Mac to be used with “Find My Mac.”upgrade to yosemite

14. Click Agree to agree to the Terms and Conditions.upgrade to yosemite

15. Open the App Store to look for updates to your apps.upgrade to yosemite

16. Look at the About this Mac (in the Apple menu) to see that you now have Yosemite installed.upgrade to yosemite


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