Is there any way I can install Mountain Lion on my machine?

alexf

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I just can't stand Lion anymore and don't want to downgrade to Snow Leopard.

I have a Black MacBook (very last generation).
Specs:
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4 GB RAM
Intel GMA X3100 144 MB graphic card
250 GB hard drive

With these specs Mountain Lion should run with no problems at all, right?

However, the plastic MacBooks have been excluded from the Mountain Lion gang, so to speak, and Software Update won't let me install it. Is there any way to circumvent this? If so, would it be wise?

Thanks in advance for any input or advice!
 

imageWIS

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I just can't stand Lion anymore and don't want to downgrade to Snow Leopard.

I have a Black MacBook (very last generation).
Specs:
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4 GB RAM
Intel GMA X3100 144 MB graphic card
250 GB hard drive

With these specs Mountain Lion should run with no problems at all, right?

However, the plastic MacBooks have been excluded from the Mountain Lion gang, so to speak, and Software Update won't let me install it. Is there any way to circumvent this? If so, would it be wise?

Thanks in advance for any input or advice!
I have the same computer, but in white, and the Intel GMA X3100 is severely underpowered to run ML, that's why Apple won't let you run it. Even Lion was REALLY pushing that machine. I would recommend looking at either a preowned 2011 MBP or a new MBP, you'll be pleasantly surprised how much better they are, in every way compared to the old plastic MB's.
 

alexf

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I have the same computer, but in white, and the Intel GMA X3100 is severely underpowered to run ML, that's why Apple won't let you run it. Even Lion was REALLY pushing that machine. I would recommend looking at either a preowned 2011 MBP or a new MBP, you'll be pleasantly surprised how much better they are, in every way compared to the old plastic MB's.
Thanks - that pretty much seals the deal.

I really do still love my Black MacBook and have kept it in absolute mint condition. Something about the design still somehow appeals to me more than the aluminum MacBooks (nice as they may be).

However, all things must pass, as George Harrison once famously sang, and perhaps this is an indication that it is about time to move on... :(
 

imageWIS

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Thanks - that pretty much seals the deal.

I really do still love my Black MacBook and have kept it in absolute mint condition. Something about the design still somehow appeals to me more than the aluminum MacBooks (nice as they may be).

However, all things must pass, as George Harrison once famously sang, and perhaps this is an indication that it is about time to move on... :(
The black book was definitely the best looking MB ever made. However, the unibody MBP is FAR stronger due to the body being cut out of one single slab of aluminum. You'll feel how much better they handle being moved around. And the backlit keyboard, the LED screen and slight thinness and lightness compared to the MB will be a pleasant surprise that will help you move on. :)
 

polotska

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Yeah, it’s a shame it won’t run on that MacBook (still have a fondness for that design), but it might give you a good excuse to get something newer.