Hi there. Can a MacBook from mid 2007 running OS X (10.6.8) be upgraded to a later version? If yes which one and how can I get it please? Many thanks. Franck
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Hi there. Can a MacBook from mid 2007 running OS X (10.6.8) be upgraded to a later version? If yes which one and how can I get it please? Many thanks. FranckOct 17, 2013 3:30 AM (in response to franckfromgbr)
Check via Software Update whether further updates are required.
You should now see the App Store icon in iTunes, and you now need to set up your account:
To use iCloud you have to upgrade at least to Lion, but some functions are only available in Mountain Lion:
You can also purchase the code to use to download Lion (Lion requires an Intel-based Mac with a Core 2 Duo, i3, i5, i7 or Xeon processor and 2GB of RAM, running the latest version of Snow Leopard), or you can purchase Mountain Lion from the App Store - if you can run that:
Currently Being ModeratedRe: Hi there. Can a MacBook from mid 2007 running OS X (10.6.8) be upgraded to a later version? If yes which one and how can I get it please? Many thanks. FranckOct 17, 2013 8:52 AM (in response to franckfromgbr)
10.7 Lion is still available from Apple. You will have to call Apple Customer Care 1-800-692-7753 or 1-800-676-2775. to purchase it. Then within 3 days you will get an email with a code which you can use to download Lion from the App Store. The price is $19.99.
You must have at least a Late 2006 model 2,1 MacBook.
The model 2,1 (Late 2006 & Mid 2007) can use 3gb of 200 pin 667mhz PC2-5300 RAM
The model 3,1 (Late 2007) can use 6gb of 200 pin 667mhz PC2-5300 RAM
Lion will require at least 2gb of RAM but really needs 4gb to run smoothly. You can put two 2gb RAM sticks in the model 2,1 but it can only use 3,3gb. This is a hardware limitation and cannot be changed.
OWC tests have found that there is a slight speed increase with having two 2gb sticks in rather than one 1gb and one 2gb. the model 2,1 is in the gray lines at the bottom of the graph. http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Memory_Benchmark/Apple_MacBook/
As for third party programs see this list for compatibility with 10.7 http://roaringapps.com/apps:table
Also Lion doesn't run any Power PC programs. To see if you have any Power PC programs go to the Apple in the upper left corner and select About This Mac, then click on More Info. When System Profiler comes up select Applications under Software. Then look under Kind to see if any of your applications are listed as Power PC. Universal and Intel will run under Lion.
Before Mac switched to Intel processors in 2006 they used Power PC processors from 1994 to 2005. Power PC 601 through 604, G3, G4 and G5. Applications written for the Power PC processors need the application called Rosetta to run on Intel processors. This was part of the Operating System in 10.4 and 10.5 but was an optional install in 10.6. With 10.7 Lion Apple dropped all support for Power PC applications.