Bought used MacBook running 10.4.11

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sparkleme, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. sparkleme, Jul 14, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2013

    sparkleme macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2013
    It has a 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 2 GB 667 MHz RAM.

    The guy I bought it from couldn't find the start up disk but that is besides the point.

    I know this is a old software.

    I have 2 questions:

    - Would it be cheaper to take it to the Mac Store and have them update it up to the current software or buy each one and do it myself?

    - How can I free up disk space, I did try to buy an update but the macbook wouldn't install because of lack of disk space

    This is my first mac so please provide in window terms...LOL!
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    The best thing to do would be to buy a Snow Leopard disc from Apple for $20 and wipe the hard drive and install 10.6.
  3. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    If you have another Mac, or access to another Mac, I would buy 10.8 and put it on a USB stick as a BootDrive.

    Open the new/old Macbook, put in a new Harddrive/SSD and do a fresh install.
    If that's not possible then just try to enter Disk Utility but holding Option at boot.

    But there are many options open to you, this is just my 2 cents.
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    10.8 Mountain Lion won't run on a Macbook that old.
  5. Commy1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    You're right, my bad. I read that wrong somewhere.
    I'm with the other guy, get a Snow Leopard install disc and go from there.

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