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HT1444 Can I Upgrade Mac OS X 4.1.11 to a later Mac OS such as Lion?

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Can I Upgrade an older iMac (2007) with Mac OS X 4.1.11 to a later Mac OS such as Lion? (This iMac has 1 GB RAM with possible upgrade to 2.5 GB RAM.) Thanks for your help.

iMac, iOS 4.1
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    You must get 10.6 if they still have it, install it & update to 10.6.8 so you have the App Store to buy & download the huge 10.8 Installer.(free 10.9/Mavericks is the only download avaiable now without specially calling Apple).


    Snow Leopard/10.6.x Requirements...


    General requirements

       * Mac computer with an Intel processor

        * 1GB of memory (I say 4GB at least, more if you can afford it)

        * 5GB of available disk space (I say 30GB at least)

        * DVD drive for installation

        * Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.

        * Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.


    Which apps work with Mac OS X 10.6?...



    Call Apple the US: 1-800-MY-APPLE. Or Support... 1-800-275-2273


    Other countries...


    It looks like they might still have it...



    I'd personally upgrade it to 6 GB of RAM...


    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac.


    Then click on More Info>Hardware and report this upto but not including the Serial#...


    Hardware Overview:


    Model Name: iMac

    Model Identifier: iMac7,1

    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz

    Number Of Processors: 1

    Total Number Of Cores: 2

    L2 Cache: 4 MB

    Memory: 6 GB

    Bus Speed: 800 MHz

    Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03

    SMC Version (system): 1.21f4


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