How to get Mavericks/Yosemite/El Capitan on 2007 Mac Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by GameGuru38, May 10, 2016.

  1. GameGuru38 macrumors regular

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    Lion is ok but Chrome is no longer updated for it and can hardly find anything in the App Store for it. How can I put one of these three versions on it?
     
  2. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Not all Macs from 2007 can be upgraded to the latest OS X.

    There's a "check your hardware" link on this page:
    http://www.apple.com/osx/how-to-upgrade/

    Assuming your Mac is still on the upgrade-able list, and since you are running Lion, you should be able to upgrade via the Mac App Store. The upgrade to Mountain Lion is $19, but after that, the upgrades to all versions of OS X are free.

    If your Mac Mini is no longer on the upgrade-able list, you can't go there.
     
  3. GameGuru38 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think officially it can be upgraded, I was reading some white iMacs are using Mavericks so I was hoping to do the same with my wife's Mac Mini.
     
  4. jpietrzak8 macrumors 65816

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    Sadly, Apple dropped the 2007 Mac Mini from the list of Macs that OS X supports years ago. The last version of OS X you can use is 10.7 (Lion), so you're already at the latest version available.

    I've already switched from Chrome to Firefox on my 2007 Mini, and that works quite well, so there are still some good apps available...
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    Yeah, the 2007 iMac is still supported. I dunno exactly why Apple dropped the 2007 Mini, other than they want to push people to upgrade... :(
     
  5. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Have you checked out this MR thread, it might shed some light on your problem.
     
  6. GameGuru38 thread starter macrumors regular

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    MR thread? Do you have a link?
     
  7. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    The "MR thread" in his post IS a link... just click it.
     

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