Install 10.11 on 2006 Macbook

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by quinman1980, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. quinman1980 macrumors newbie

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    Hello Everyone!

    I have 2006 MacBook 2,1 with Core2 Duo and 2Gb of Ram. Trying to figure out how to install 10.11 so that I can upgrade to Sierra from there. Is there a solution?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have tried installing using installer disk.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You won't be able to. Check Sierra's requirements... hell, check Yosemites or earlier OS requirements. Your 2006 MacBook is way unsupported new OS by now.
     
  3. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Your 2006 MacBook only supported a maximum OS of 10.7.5 Lion.
     
  4. quinman1980 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes this is what I was afraid of. It is currently using 10.6.8. I have seen different hack methods on the net as well but not sure I should attempt any of those methods.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    *Assuming you go ahead with the upgrade*

    Let me put this in clear terms, if you do go up to Sierra, you'll end up with a widely unstable machine as the drivers won't be updated to handle Sierra.
     
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Your MacBook will run pretty poorly on anything beyond SL. If you need the latest supported browsers/applications, you'd be better off throwing Windows 7 onto it instead.

    Oh and an SSD. :)
     

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