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[_] Mac Upgrade Woes

Robin Layfield robin at
Mon Feb 4 13:50:53 GMT 2013

Not so! I'm running Mountain Lion on a MacBookPro A1226 (2007) model. I *do* have a hybrid drive installed though and I think that is the determining factor.  

The drive I have is the 500Gb version of this

It was a pretty easy installation.

You should be able to get Lion on there fairly easily (without having to take the MacBook apart).



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On Monday, 4 February 2013 at 13:43, Rick Hurst wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 1:37 PM, James Bewley <jamesbewley at (mailto:jamesbewley at> wrote:
> > I've just been handed a MacBook Pro (~2007 Intel CPU) so I can develop iOS
> > PhoneGap plugins for a mobile app. Trouble is, the Mac is running OS X
> > Tiger and there doesn't appear to be a clear upgrade path to the latest
> > version of OS X & Xcode. From what I've read so far I'll need to somehow
> > upgrade to Snow Leopard before upgrading to Mountain Lion via the app
> > store. Does anyone know how to go about installing Snow Leopard?
> >  
> I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you probably won't be able to
> install mountain lion on it - Apple have enforced an arbitrary
> restriction stopping stuff over 4 years old upgrading to mountain
> lion. Best you can hope for is Lion, which isn't on the app store
> anymore :(
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> Rick Hurst
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