MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009)*Need help to download copatible OS x

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by saratel, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. saratel macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2015
    I have MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009) W892310T644.I've been using it for a long time,now it's running OS X 10.5.8 but i nned to install windows using boot camp.
    It fails to partition the disk and all the time giving me errors.
    Also tried OS x online update but it gives me no update offer.
    According to my search it seems i have to reinstall OS x but my bad luck i can not find link to download compatible one.Can you please help me?!!!
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    That's some seriously old software.

    You need to purchase Snow Leopard and from there upgrade to the version you want.

    Alternatively, you need access to a different Mac running at least Snow Leopard. From there you can download El Capitan from the App Store and create an installation medium on a USB thumb drive.
  3. CoastalOR macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    OS 10.5 shipped with your MBP so you should be able to boot from the Install DVD (that shipped with the MBP) and reinstall OS 10.5. OS 10.5 was only available on DVD and never from a download link.

    OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) is only available on DVD, not as a download. As JTToft said, you will need the Snow Leopard install DVD to proceed to a newer OS than 10.5.

    OS downloads started with 10.7. OS 10.7 through 10.10 are no longer available from Apple as downloads.

    The only OS download available from Apple is 10.11.6 (El Capitan), but you need a minimum of OS 10.6.8 to download it.
  4. saratel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2015

    My main difficulty is installing windows,are there any ways to do it without installing os x?
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    - 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion are actually available for individual purchase from the online Apple Store by way of an App Store link. But they haven't made 10.9 or 10.10 available.
  6. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You can install Windows without OS X, but you may have difficulty finding drivers for later versions of Windows as Apple will not have updated bootcamp.
  7. saratel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2015
    Can you tell me how to install windows without osx?
  8. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    I can't help with the Windows issue, but...

    ... 10.6.8 is as solid a version of the OS as Apple has issued, but it might be too long-in-the-tooth for your needs.

    10.8.5 could be a "good compromise" -- it's more modern, even though getting a little older now.

    IF you want to "go further", be aware that the latest versions of the OS seem to be designed to run best on Macs with an internal SSD. The software still "runs" on older hardware, but the running may seem more like "walking" to you.

    My opinion only.
    Each user's experience is different.

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