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    MacBook Pro upgraden to OS X Maverick
    I own a MacBook Pro made late January 2007. I cannot upgrade to OS X Maverick but a MacBook Pro made mid to late 2007 can. What is the difference in the computers other than manufacturing date that allows the later made computers to upgrade. My computer meets the other upgrade requirements.

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    Without providing specific model numbers of your MacBook Pro machines, we have no way of determining why one can be upgraded to Mavericks while the other can not.

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    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OSX10.11, iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OSX10.11 , iPhone 3GS Note 8!
    Agree, give us the specs on the older MBP. On the early 2007 and before machines that are not Mavericks compatible it's usually the video chipset/card.

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    IMac 21" Processor 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce
    My Mac Book Pro made January 2007
    Apple 15" MA601LL/A Macbook Pro Core Duo 2.16GHz 2GB 100GB DREW

    I upgraded the memory from 1GB to 2GB.

    Serial Number: W870563TW0G
    Model: - MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo)

    Codename: - No codename assigned.

    Build Country: - This unit was built in Changhai, China.

    Build Year: - This unit was built in 2007.

    Build Week - Your Mac was built in week 5 of that year (January).

    Production Nr.: - This unit was number 537 to be built that week.

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    It is an early 2007 and will only run up to Lion OS X.7.5. Download a little application called Mactracker for all that vital information:-


    http://mactracker.ca
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Mountain Lion and above require a 64 bit EFI architecture.

    Your MacBook Pro is a late '06 model - I have one also - the EFI is 32 bit in them.

    And, I can tell you, no way you want to put Mountain Lion or Mavericks on a machine with less than 4GB RAM. Max usable in that '06 model is 3 GB. You can put 4 GB in it to maintain dual channel mode, but it can only use 3 GB.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Besides what Bobtomay already said, according to the specs on that MBP it has a X1600 Mobility Radeon video card. That is not supported under Mavericks.

    MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy) - Technical Specifications

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