3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2012 7:25 PM by cpr4cpu
williamfromelmhurst Level 1 Level 1

i want to install os x mountain lion they seid .os x mountain lion is not compatible with this computer my mac is os x lion 10.7.4(11E53)

MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Macs that can be upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion


    1. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
    2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
    3. MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
    4. MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
    5. Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
    6. Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
    7. Xserve (Early 2009)


  • cpr4cpu Level 1 Level 1
    ModelEarly 2006[6][7][17]Late 2006[10]Mid 2007[18]Late 2007[19]Early 2008[9]Late 2008
    Release date(s)January 10, 2006 (15"),[1] April 24, 2006 (17")[2]October 24, 2006[8]June 5, 2007[12]November 1, 2007[20]February 26, 2008[13]October 14, 2008[21]
    Model number(s)MA463*/A or MA464*/A; MA600* or MA601*; MA092*/AMA609*, MA610*, or MA611*/AMA895*, MA896*, or MA897*MA895*/A, MA896*/A, or MA897*/AMB133*/A, MB134*/A, or MB166*/AMB766*/A
    Model Identifier(s)MacBookPro1,1, MacBookPro1,2MacBookPro2,1, MacBookPro2,2MacBookPro3,1MacBookPro3,1MacBookPro4,1MacBookPro5,1
  • cpr4cpu Level 1 Level 1

    I can never figure out if I have a Mid 2007 Macbook Pro and a 2010 Mac Pro, so there's a handy Wikipedia table to cross reference the model identifier to the model date.


    I don't know why Apple refers to an era of computer and not the model identifier to help the rest of us out. It would be so much easier for them to say Mountain Lion is only compatible with MacBook Pro 3,1 and newer.