Install Mountain Lion on 2008 Macbook

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Ides, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Ides macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2012
    I have a 2008 macbook that more than meets the "system" requirements for installing Mountain Lion. Only problem is that it is past the cutoff age, and I can't install it because apple is obviously milking past customers for money, expecting us to buy a brand new system even though older ones work perfectly fine and would be able to run ML. Anyways, I have ML on a newer computer. Is there any way I can somehow transfer it to my macbook through USB and then run the installer? Thanks for your answers.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Nope. Your Macbook does not have a GPU that is adequate enough for Mountain Lion. Age has nothing to do with it. Apple supports Mountain Lion on older machines than your own.
  3. makaveli559m macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2012
    What type of MacBook are you refering to? The aluminum unibody version?
  4. Braniff747SP macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2010
    Los Angeles, California, USA
    I had a BlackBook that got dropped from ML. It was already four years old, now going on five, so I decided to upgrade to the new MBP. But no, there is no way to upgrade it. Lion is as far as it'll go.

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