OS Update on Macbook (2007)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Crazysah, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Crazysah macrumors member

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    Hello,

    So I have a mid-2007 White Macbook. Now it is running 10.5.8.

    While I had my last computer, I had bought Lion OS. I know Lion OS isn't compatible with this computer so... Is there anyway I can install Snow Leopard without having to purchase it again? I don't want to have to pay $29 for it.

    Thanks,
    Crazysah
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Of course you can install Lion on that model. You either need to upgrade to SL first, or buy the Lion USB drive.

    From EveryMac.com:
     
  3. Crazysah thread starter macrumors member

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    I only have 1 GB of RAM. I just want to install Snow Leopard but I don't want to buy it. Anything at all I can do?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Sorry, you pay to play. Snow Leopard isn't free, but it's pretty close, only $29.
     
  5. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    Lion will work on that macbook.

    When you buy Lion, the license allows you to install it on up to 3 (i think) other macs that you own. So you should be OK to install it on the MacBook.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I thought it was any amt of computers you used as it's tied to ones' apple id
     
  7. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    That could be. I don't remember the exact wording, but it was ok on "computers in your control." That much I do remember.

    Lion isn't actually tied to your Apple ID.

    Your Apple ID will show that you paid for Lion.
    But after you have the installer, you can install it on any mac. Even if you don't have an account on it.

    Example:
    I download and install Lion on my MacBook. She isn't a user on my Mac.
    My wife has a MacBook Pro. I'm not a user on her Mac.
    I can still run the installer on hers and Lion will run just fine. It has no idea who paid for it or what account it was tied to.
     
  8. tug macrumors 6502

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    you need a minimum of 2GB to install lion on your mac.

    i believe you also need the same for snow leopard.
     

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