Lion on blackbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by peeaanuut, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. peeaanuut macrumors 65816

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    I have the 2.4 2008 blackbook and finally got it breathing again with a fresh ram install and SSD upgrade. So now I am looking to get passed snow leopard. I am looking to get Lion on it but I guess its no long avail in the apple app store. how would I go about upgrading to Lion?

    To add more to this: I never purchased Lion. My 2011 iMac came with Lion and has been upgraded to Mountain Lion so I guess I dont ahve access to that recovery partition anymore with Lion right?
     
  2. PerformaGuy macrumors member

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    Lion was sold on USB thumbdrives, you can find them on ebay. I'd stick with Snow Leopard if you can, I found my white MacBook slower after installing Lion.

    Is there a particular app that requires you to have Lion?
     
  3. green0816 macrumors newbie

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    If you call 1-800-MY-APPLE and ask to speak to a sales representative, they will send you a download link for Lion via email (after payment, of course).
     
  4. peeaanuut thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no reason particular I guess. I was in the upgrade mode after the hardware changes and wanted to keep going. lol
     
  5. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you really want to use the features (I personally find iCloud useful with 2 macs) keep with SL. I have the same macbook but in white and it has really slowed down since I upgraded to Lion. Mind you I still have a regular 5400RPM HDD and 2GB of RAM but still. Lion is a resource hog and really bogs down older systems.
     

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