1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 11, 2013 6:59 PM by Kappy
billyfh Level 1 (0 points)

I want to use icloud to sync w/my new apple tv.  bought osx snow leopard and installed it plus upgraded to 2 gigs memory for my

old (2007) macbook.  still won't work. I need to get to at least osx 10.7.4 or to osx mountain lion.  Tried everything and can't get there.

I'm not a computer whiz...quite a novice.  so, if you can help; please speak in layman language....ha   Thanks

MacBook (13-inch Mid 2007), Mac OS X (10.6.8), macbook purch '07 upgraded to 2 gig
  • Kappy Level 10 (265,676 points)

    iCloud requires 10.7.2 or later.


    After you install Snow Leopard you will have to download and install the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 to update Snow Leopard to 10.6.8 and give you access to the App Store. Access to the App Store enables you to download Mountain Lion if your computer meets the requirements.


    Upgrading to Lion


    If your computer does not meet the requirements to install Mountain Lion, it may still meet the requirements to install Lion.


    You can purchase Lion by contacting Customer Service: Contacting Apple for support and service - this includes international calling numbers. The cost is $19.99 (as it was before) plus tax.  It's a download. You will get an email containing a redemption code that you then use at the Mac App Store to download Lion. Save a copy of that installer to your Downloads folder because the installer deletes itself at the end of the installation.


         Lion System Requirements


           1. Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7,

               or Xeon processor

           2. 2GB of memory

           3. OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)

           4. 7GB of available space

           5. Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.