Upgrading Mac OS on White Plastic MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by wolfpackfan, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    Okay, my daughter has an old (obviously) white plastic MacBook, that she long abandoned. It is currently running Snow Leopard. I have a job I need to use this laptop for (very short term project). What I need is not very intensive and really all I need is a web browser. I plan on reinstalling the OS before using it. Is there any hope I can upgrade to a newer version of OS X or am I just stuck with Snow Leopard?
     
  2. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    What's the model number? Some of these could update up to Lion and some can run El Capitan. If it's 2009 you can probably run the latest OS.
     
  3. wolfpackfan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. I don't have my hands on it yet, it's over at my daughter's house somewhere. But will check when I get it.
     
  4. gooser macrumors 6502

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    in any case firefox still works fine with 10.6.
     
  5. Easttime macrumors 6502

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    That's exactly how I got my mid 2010 white MacBook. I had to get Genius Bar help to upgrade the OS a few years ago but since then it has gone through two OSX upgrades easily. I just installed an SSD and 16 GB RAM and the thing is now my main machine until the new iMacs come out.
     
  6. makinao macrumors regular

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    I passed down a mid-2009 whitebook (2.13 GHz core2duo, 4gb ram, 500gb hd) to my wife, and it had El Capitan. She didn't have any complaints, so I guess it was OK. I was getting ready to put in a 128gb SSD since she isn't a data hoarder, but it went up in flames when our office burned down :-(
     
  7. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    If you just need a browser, i recommend staying on Snow Leopard instead of updating to Lion.
     

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