10 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2013 11:30 AM by BDAqua
hsein Level 1 (0 points)

i need to format my mac in order to download the newest version .can i ?

  • dalstott Level 4 (2,625 points)

    What is your present situation regarding system and hardware?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    We need more info about your Mac to see if it will even be capable,


    So we know more about it...


    At the Apple Icon at top left>About this Mac, then click on More Info, then click on 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

  • hsein Level 1 (0 points)

    i cant synchronize my iphone to my mac itunes , bacause my itunes is an old version and i cant download new version , so i want to format my macbook pro

  • dalstott Level 4 (2,625 points)

    I think you want to upgrade your operating system to a later one that will allow the iTunes synch. In order to advise you please provide the information that  BDAqua has outlined.

  • hsein Level 1 (0 points)

    how i can upgrade my mac ??

  • hsein Level 1 (0 points)

    does this step affects any folder or program in my mac ?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    If you mean the info about your Mac, then no, it affects nothing.

  • hsein Level 1 (0 points)

    Model Name:          MacBook Pro

      Model Identifier:          MacBookPro5,2

      Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

      Processor Speed:          2.8 GHz

      Number Of Processors:          1

      Total Number Of Cores:          2

      L2 Cache:          6 MB

      Memory:          4 GB

      Bus Speed:          1.07 GHz

      Boot ROM Version:          MBP52.008E.B05

      SMC Version (system):          1.42f4

      Serial Number (system):          W8******8YB

      Sudden Motion Sensor:

      State:          Enabled


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  • dalstott Level 4 (2,625 points)

    according to MacTracker you have an early 2009 17inch MacBook Pro. You can upgrade to the latest version of Mac OS X Mountain lion (10.8.2).



  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    first you need 10.6.8 before you can go any higher.


    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?...




    Buy Snow Leopard > http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard


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


    Other countries...