Mac Mini Upgrade from 10.4.11 to Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jeffreyropp, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. jeffreyropp macrumors member

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    I recently acquired a 2007 1.83GHZ Core 2 Duo.

    I realize that I need to upgrade the RAM to 2GB (possibly to 4GB with 3GB actually addressable) prior to upgrading.

    My question is really about how to handle a clean install and upgrade to Lion of the OS since I don't have any of the original physical media. From what I've been reading the bootable thumb drive seems like the way to go.

    Since I have a MBA, I was hoping I could leverage it to create the thumb drive. Its currently on Mountain Lion (I know the mini will only support Lion) but I'm hoping there is a way to leverage it since it was originally bought with Lion itself.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts and support!
     
  2. jeffreyropp thread starter macrumors member

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    Resolved: Call Apple and...

    1) Purchase physical media for an upgrade to Snow Leopard
    2) Upgrade RAM
    3) Purchase an upgrade to Lion (download link provided)
     

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