Installing Lion?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Flunkyturtle, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Flunkyturtle macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2011
    Have a macbook (white 2006) would i have an issue installing Lion? and where is the best place to install, visit the app store on the macbook? but how do i remove tiger?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Since you need Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to install Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, as you need the Mac App Store (MAS) to download Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, you first need to buy the 29 USD Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Upgrade DVD from the Apple Online Store.
    You can either perform an upgrade install with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or a clean install.

    To create a Clean Install (formerly known as Erase & Install) of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (the 29 USD Upgrade DVD is a fully working retail version of Mac OS X and does not need a prior installation of Mac OS X on the Mac), follow one of the following guides:

    The issue you would have, is not having enough RAM, as Mac OS X 10.7 Lion works just okay with 2 GB RAM but really needs 4 GB to work fluently.
    Maybe upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is enough for you?

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