Running OS 10.7 on a mid 2007 Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by CJG, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. CJG
    macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2012
    I was wondering if there is a hack to run Lion on my mid 2007 Macbook. Apple said the processor and RAM are OK, but the device is too early. BUT she sorta winked and said, "google around, maybe it can be done."

    Doable? What kind of problems could I encounter?

    Thanks all for your input!


    Here's what I got:

    Model Identifier: MacBook2,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB21.00A5.B07
    SMC Version (system): 1.17f0
    Serial Number (system): RM7341F1YA3
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-001B632FE269
  2. macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2011
    Hi,same macbook as mine and I updated to Lion last week no problem,can't get ML but Lion works fine.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2008
    El Paso, TX
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2011
    I've been running Lion on my mid-2007 MacBook since it was released. After I installed it, I put some extra memory in (went from 1GB to 3GB) which improved things further, but it was running OK already.
  5. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No hack needed. Your MacBook can run up to Mac OS X 10.7.5.

    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum OS supported:
  6. macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2012
    Same as mine

    I added 2GB of RAM (3 total) and already had upgraded to 500 GB of HHD last year, but upgraded that to 256GB of SSD before installing Lion. The only issue I have had is in the thread linked below. Go for it, you will like it, now my phone and computers are linked with iCloud which I really like.

    Any help on my problem are appreciated

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