3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2013 9:36 PM by mende1
Caroline168 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Have a iMac 4,1 bought Jan 2006 with the 1.83 Intel core duo Processor and 2 meg of ram

The only upgrade software you can put on this machine is Lion 10.7.... where do I buy it?

Curently have 10.6.8





iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • shldr2thewheel Level 7 Level 7 (25,855 points)

    order it through Apple customer service and they will provide you with a code to download after payment.

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (282,000 points)

    Lion isn't compatible with your Mac. Don't bother trying to order it unless you feel like wasting money.


    shldr2thewheel and mende1: You need to look up the posted specifications before recommending purchases.



  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (91,380 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities


    You have to call Apple to purchase Lion > http://support.apple.com/kb/HE57 They will give you a code that you must type into App Store, so the download will start. Make a Time Machine backup and/or a clone with Carbon Copy Cloner before upgrading. Also, see if your apps are compatible > http://www.roaringapps.com


    Lion with 2 GB of RAM will run slow, so if you note that your computer is slow, reinstall OS X erasing the disk.


    As you have an Intel Core Duo processor, Lion isn't compatible with your computer because Lion requires an Intel Core 2 Duo or later. Lion is a 64-bit operating system, and your processor is 32-bit