put os 10.6 on new mac minis

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pet chewie, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. pet chewie macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
    Hi All - I need to upgrade from my 2007 MBP with OS 10.6.8. Unfortunately, I have some proprietary software that definitely runs on 10.6. It may run on 10.7 (maybe) , but in an ideal world I'd be able to get a new Mac Mini (which is what I've identified as what I need) and downgrade to 10.6 on this new machine. does anyone know if this is possible? do I need to be looking into hackintosh or getting a used machine?

  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Nope, 10.6.x won't boot on these.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    In general, you can't expect any Mac to run with an OS version lower than what it was shipped with. This can extend to even minor updates. I don't remember the exact numbers but there was a MBP (or MBA) that shipped with a special build of 10.7.4 (or some such) and wouldn't run with 10.7.3...

    don't expect earlier versions to work.

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