Macbook pro update

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Harryt223, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Harryt223 macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2008
    Hi there.

    I had a quick question.

    I have an old MBP from 2008 I believe MBP 4.1?

    I see that my OS is old now and I have problems with google chrome always telling me they won't update because my OS is old now.

    How do I get a new OS or update it and which one is good to get?

  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Here are the system requirements for OS X Mountain Lion, I'm not sure if your Mac supports it.

    If not, you're going to have to shop around for the OS X Lion USB drive (which is no longer sold by Apple apparently).
  3. Harryt223 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2008
    Is Mountain Lion a free upgrade or do you have to pay?
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    You have to pay, it's a $19.99 update. You're still on Leopard I think? You'll need to be on Snow Leopard first.
  5. James Craner, Oct 25, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2012

    James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    Upgrading to Mountain Lion

    You can upgrade to Mountain Lion from Lion or directly from Snow Leopard. Mountain Lion can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $19.99. To access the App Store you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.6 or later installed.

    You can purchase Snow Leopard by contacting Customer Service: The price is $19.99 plus tax. You will receive physical media - DVD - by mail.

    Third-party sources for Snow Leopard are:

    Snow Leopard from
    Snow Leopard from eBay

    After you install Snow Leopard you will have to download and install the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 to update Snow Leopard to 10.6.8 and give you access to the App Store.

    Be sure your computer meets the minimum requirements:

    Macs that can be upgraded to OS X Mountain Lion

    1. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
    2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
    3. MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
    4. MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
    5. Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
    6. Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
    7. Xserve (Early 2009)

    Assuming you never upgraded the OS since you purchased the MBP, you are still running 10.5, Leopard. You will need to upgrade to 10.6 Snow Leopard to get access to the Mac App store and from there purchase the latest version of the OS, 10.8 Mountain Lion, which will run on your MBP.

    For a machine that age, might be worth looking how much you can get for it on eBay and buy yourself a new one.

    Hope this helps

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