1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 13, 2013 10:53 AM by Eric Root
david1974 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a macbookair 2,1 and I'd like to know if i can upgrade this to lion or not?

  • Eric Root Level 8 (44,870 points)

    Lion or Mountain Lion?


    You should be able to. This is for Mountain Lion. Lion link below.


    • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) model number 7,1 or higher
    • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) model number 5,1 or higher
    • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) model number 3,1 or higher
    • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) model number 2,1 or higher
    • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) model number 3,1 or higher
    • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) model number 3,1 or higher
    • Xserve (Early 2009) model number 3,1 or higher


    Your Mac needs:

    • OS X v10.6.8 or OS X Lion already installed
    • 2 GB or more of memory (More is better)
    • 8 GB or more of available space


    Check to make sure your applications are compatible. PowerPC applications are no longer supported.       


    Application Compatibility



    You can also check by going to the  menu, select About this Mac, click on More info…, then click System Report and select Software/Applications.

    If you have applications that you want to use that arent compatible, you can retain Snow Leopard and create a new partition to install Mountain Lion on or you can run Snow Leopard  server in a virtual mode.


    If your computer isn't compatible, you might be able to upgrade to Lion.      


    Computer Compatibility - Lion

    If you can/do upgrade, I recommend you make a copy of the installer and move it out of your Applications folder. The installer self-destructs. The copy will keep you from having to download the installer again.  You can make a bootable DVD/USB stick to install using this free program.


    Bootable Drive DVD or USB Flash Drive – Lion Diskmaker


    From Kappy


    Install Mountain Lion Successfully from 10.6.8