Want to bu lion osx b4 yosemite upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by lennitard, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. lennitard macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2014
    Have a MacBook pro 2008 running lion. I want to upgrade to Yosemite. Do I need to bu lion if I want to revert back from Yosemite?

    I don't have a mac based external drive
    Based on research, this model hardware will accept Yosemite
    I have no disk for lion
    I have no current files that I need to save
    Lion 10.7.5 was downloaded through iTunes by previous owner
    Will be giving this to my daughter and just want the most current os
    I have Yosemite downloaded from app store ready to install

    Thanks, sorry if this is a very basic question but I'm new to mac...:eek:
  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Welcome to the forums! In order to restore OS X Lion onto that Mac since the installer is under another Apple ID would be to repurchase Lion. This however is not necessary as long as you find OS X Yosemite to work fine. You will be able to purchase Lion here.

    Your MacBook Pro is capable of running OS X Yosemite. By default OS X Yosemite will upgrade in place of Lion and keep all files and applications. You should still have a working backup of your machine as with any OS upgrade.

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