How to Upgrade a Mac to the Latest Version of OS X

Most people want to be up to date with their operating systems on their Macs, and Mac users already know about the latest version, which is OS X Yosemite. Upgrading to OS X Yosemite is a fairly easy process, depending on which version of OS X is currently installed on the Mac. If you would like to learn how to upgrade your Mac to the latest version of OS X, read and follow the instructions listed below for each previous OS X version.

1. Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6, 10.6.7, 10.6.8 and up) - Check to see if your Mac is capable of running OS X Yosemite. If it is, perform a backup of your Mac. Go to the App Store and find OS X Yosemite, then double-click to begin installation.

2. Lion (OS X 10.7) – Check to see if your Mac is capable of running OS X Yosemite. If it is, perform a backup of your Mac, go to the App Store and find OS X Yosemite, then double-click to begin installation.

3. Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) - If your Mac is running OS X Mountain Lion, it will be able to run OS X Yosemite without having to check capabilities. Perform a backup of your Mac. Go to the App Store and find OS X Yosemite. Double-click to begin
installation.

4. Mavericks (OS X 10.9) – If your Mac is running OS X Mavericks, no checking will be needed as it is capable of running OS X Yosemite. Perform a backup of your Mac. Go to the App Store and find OS X Yosemite. Double-click to begin installation.
 
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