first gen silver macbook pro

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

  1. tacotester1 macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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