first gen silver macbook pro

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by tacotester1, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. tacotester1 macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2013
    Hi does anyone know if there is something we can do with the first gen silver macbook pro not being able to upgrade to maverick due to no retina display.
    i want to upgrade some software but am stuck at snow leopard i believe.
    it's like 10 years old. I was hoping it would still be able to use but can't upgrade the os

    thanks any clues would be appreciated
  2. bigeasy_uk macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2005
    Leamington Spa, England
    10.6.8 is the latest version of os you can run on a core duo MacBook Pro, it's due to the 32bit CPU, rather than the lack of retina display.
  3. Mr Rabbit macrumors 6502a

    Mr Rabbit

    May 13, 2013
    I was just getting ready to post something snarky like "It's only 5 years old, not 10!" but then I realized it's almost 10. 8 years next month if I recall correctly. Oh how time flies.

    BigEasy is correct though, Snow Leopard (10.6) is the highest you can go. Lion required a Core 2 Duo processor, a first gen MacBook Pro would have a Core Duo. Snow Leopard is still pretty well supported though and should be useful for most folks.
  4. mkjj macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2003
    Feb 2006 the first MB pro was released, according to MacTracker.

    Iv'e got a Black MacBook from the same era and SL is the last it can run.
  5. tacotester1 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 19, 2013
    well i guess 8-10 years is pretty good

    too bad tho it still runs fine for most things.

    thanks for your help !
  6. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    I had the late 2006 MBP and by the time I sold it to get a 2007 MBP I found out that Mountain Lion could be hacked to run on it. That sure put a dent in my day.

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