Macbook Pro mid-2007 (Santa Rosa), install Lion?

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  1. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    I am still running Leopard on my MBP mid-2007 model (Santa Rosa).

    I assume my machine is supported since Leopard is 64bit OS, is this correct?

    Ive been meaning to redo my computer, should I upgrade to Lion?

    Can I upgrade from Leopard to Lion or is it best to do a clean-install?
     
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    Yes you can install Lion 10.7.2 and for the best performance I would suggest you upgrade your memory to 4GB.
     
  4. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If I do a clean install, will this mess up my BootCamp Win7 install?
     
  5. calderone macrumors 68040

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    Not unless you erase the Windows partition.
     
  6. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can I do a clean install from Leopard using the Li n downlaod from the AppStore?
     
  7. Heebeejeebies macrumors regular

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    Can you download Lion from Leopard? I'm pretty sure Leopard does not have the App Store as it was introduced with Snow Leopard, unless things have changed...

    I was running Leopard, and to upgrade to Lion I went to an Apple store and I bought a Lion USB and did a clean install. I just used Time Machine to backup and restore and it was pretty easy (although it took a while to backup and restore). This was useful because I upgraded my iMac that was running Leopard the same way.

    Alternatively you could buy a SL DVD and then download a Lion upgrade? I think it costs the same either way...
     
  8. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I plan on extracting the Lion install to a flash drive and doing a clean install, overwriting my Leopard install. I also have Win7 installed on a Boot Camp partition. Will that be untouched an will I be able to use it after installing Lion? I also would like to resize my OSX partition so I can increase my Bootcamp partition. Should this be done before installing Lion?
     

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