2006 unsupported macbook pro to mavericks

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by milesz, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. milesz macrumors newbie

    milesz

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    I have read a lot online and viewed a lot of videos on Youtube, but the more I read the more confused I get. Is there a simply (step by step) way to install Mavericks or Yosemite on my unsupported late 2006 Macbook Pro? Lastly, which is the more usable (i.e. the least problem). I know this has been covered many times on this site but I just don't get it.

    Thanks in advance,
     
  2. PKBeam macrumors regular

    PKBeam

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    use MacPostFactor.
    Mavericks should be slightly more stable but Yosemite works perfectly fine. Both deprecate support for your graphics card though, so you'll have a somewhat laggy experience on both.
     
  3. milesz thread starter macrumors newbie

    milesz

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    Thanks for your reply. One question, is there a fix for the graphics card?
     
  4. PKBeam macrumors regular

    PKBeam

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    It's simply not supported by 10.9+. You can take steps to help alleviate the problem (kexts) though.
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I'd strongly advise against doing it. It will slow such an old computer to a crawl.
     
  6. PKBeam macrumors regular

    PKBeam

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    using MCPF?
    I own a 2006 iMac with MCPF Yosemite.
    Compared to Lion, it runs the same except for graphical animations, such as opening Applicatons from dock, freezing for a few seconds.
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Not the advice you asked for, but if you want to run a "late-model" OS, it's time for a new or at the very least, a "late-model-used" MacBook...
     

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