Can i run Lion ok?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Trix10, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Trix10 macrumors member

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    Hey all, I brought my Mac Mini from ebay in the summer and it's been running perfectly.

    I'm waiting on iOS 5 and noticed i need to be running Lion to get iCloud on my computer. So i was not sure if my computer would be able to run it ok, since it's not brand new.

    I took a screenshot of the About This Mac bit, and hopefully that gives enough information about whether i can run it ok or not.

    Thanks for any help.
     

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  2. 840quadra Moderator

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    Should run great. I have a similar specification on my 2008 MBP. While it is slightly faster in MHz, the overall memory and performance of the system improved when I did a clean install on this system.

    You should be good to go!
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Yep

    It will run fine.....Try to do a clean install if you can, it'll tidy things up and maximise the performance of your machine.

    remember though....BACKUP IS YOUR FREIND! :)
     
  4. Trix10 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's great news, and at $30 - £20.99 it's a steal!

    How do i go about doing a fresh install though? I assume i need to backup all my data first, such as my giant Downloads folder :p Can i simply right click the folder and choose copy, then paste to an external hard drive? Or is there an easier/better mac way to go about it all?

    Thanks for the help everyone.
     
  5. Mak47 macrumors 6502a

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    When you download it, it installs as an upgrade to your existing OS--many people recommend a "clean" install, but it isn't absolutely necessary. I updated two machines to Lion when it first came out and had zero problems.

    Even if not doing a clean install, backups are smart to have. The easiest way is to do a time machine backup to an external drive.

    Once you have a backup done I'd suggest doing a standard install from the App Store. If for some reason you have problems, you can always wipe everything and reinstall from scratch--but the majority of users have had no need to do a clean install, so doing it is likely a major waste of time.
     
  6. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    Before updating to Lion it's best to install all available updates via Software Update.
     
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Yeah the specs on one of my Macs is almost the same as that and it runs fine :)
     

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