Update to Snow Leopard - HELP

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  1. Jdubbs macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012
    Hi Everyone,
    I have macbook pro
    2.66 Ghz Intel Core Duo
    4 GB Ram

    Running OS 10.5.8

    I'm trying to update to 10.6 snow leopard to update to mountain lion to download itunes 7 so I can sync my new iphone 5

    When try to install snow leopard from a disc and it's telling my computer can't do it.

    I find this taxing as I meet the system requirements. My Macbook pro is only 3/12 years old.

    Any solutions to this problem or causes as why it will not allow me to update my OS???

  2. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    Ok, first of all, if you have a core duo, vs a core 2 duo, I don't think you can run mountain lion. Looking online, it looks like Core Duo support was dropped last year in Lion.


    Good thing is that if your computer is a 2008 model, it should be a Core 2, and support Mountain Lion (Mid/Late 2007 Macbook Pro or later will work with mountain lion.)

    Next, are you using a retail disc, or a disc from another computer. The gray discs will only work on whatever computer they came with, while the retail disc should work with your machine.

    If you are using a retail disc, is it scratched up or otherwise unreadable?

    If you have access to another computer with the mac app store, you can use it to purchase Mountain Lion, then use lion disc maker to make a USB drive with mountain lion, and boot from it to install it directly into your macbook pro. It would be faster than upgrading to snow leopard, running software update to get the app store, then downloading and installing mountain lion.

    Here is the app:

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