1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 16, 2013 9:29 AM by BGreg
lbar55 Level 1 Level 1

I have a late 2008 white macbook with 10.5.8 Leopard.  Can this laptop support upgrades to 10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.7 Lion?


I'm starting to get messages that my current operating system is no longer supported.

MacBook (13-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6

    If you have 1GB of memory, you can upgrade to OS X 10.6 and OS X 10.7 with 2GB of memory, although 4GB is recommended.


    To upgrade, call the online Apple store, which in the US is at 800-MY-APPLE, or order OS X 10.6 online at http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard . Install it, do Software Updates until no more are available, which will get you to OS X 10.6.8.


    Once at 10.6.8, you'll need to call the online Apple store to buy the OS X 10.7 upgrade. They'll email you a code to use in the App store. Note with OS X 10.7 Lion that any PowerPC code will no longer run. So, for example, if you have Office 2004 today, you'll have to buy a newer version.