5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2014 1:06 AM by Lanny
KCespedes1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello,

 

 

I have been a PC user all my life. My dad gave me his old White Macbook which is still in perfect condition and I would like iCloud & the

availability to download any given app on the App Store. My only problem is obviously my current software doesn't allow it. Thus the need to upgrade.

 

I just wanted to know if my Macbook has the capability to run Mountain Lion?

 

Mac OS X

Version 10.6.8

 

Processor 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

 

thanks!


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8), White Macbook
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (244,785 points)

    Without the proper information I don't know. So here's what you require:

     

    Upgrading to Lion

     

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

     

    You can purchase Lion at the Online Apple Store. 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.

     

    Upgrading to Mavericks

     

    You can upgrade to Mavericks from Lion or directly from Snow Leopard. Mavericks can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for FREE.

     

    Upgrading to Mavericks

     

    To upgrade to Mavericks you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or Lion installed. Download Mavericks from the App Store. Sign in using your Apple ID. Mavericks is free. The file is quite large, over 5 GBs, so allow some time to download. It would be preferable to use Ethernet because it is nearly four times faster than wireless.

     

        OS X Mavericks- System Requirements

     

          Macs that can be upgraded to OS X Mavericks

     

             1. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) - Model Identifier 7,1 or later

             2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) - Model Identifier 5,1 or later

             3. MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             4. MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) - Model Identifier 2,1 or later

             5. Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             6. Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             7. Xserve (Early 2009) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

     

    To find the model identifier open System Profiler in the Utilities folder. It's displayed in the panel on the right.

     

         Are my applications compatible?

     

             See App Compatibility Table - RoaringApps.

  • KCespedes1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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    I "SHOULD" be able to download Mavericks but it doesn't let me? What kind of proper information would I have to know/have?

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (5,060 points)

    Read Kappy's previous comments:

     

     

    To find the model identifier open System Profiler in the Utilities folder. It's displayed in the panel on the right.

     

    Then check it with the table that he provided.

     

    2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) - Model Identifier 5,1 or later

     

    Your MacBook is probably earlier than the 5.1 model identifier.

  • KCespedes1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think this is the one I have....

     

    The Model No: A1181

            Model ID: MacBook2,1

     

    Does that help?

  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (5,060 points)

    Yes, then it doesn't meet the minimum requirements for Mountain Lion or Mavericks. It is too old.

     

    A MacBook2,1 is a MacBook Mid 2007. You would need to have a MacBook Early 2009 or newer, Model identifier 5,1 or later.

     

    Once again, Kappy already provided you this information above.