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    Ability to run OS X 10.7.x on MacBook Pro

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    Ability to run OS X 10.7.x on MacBook Pro
    Where can I find out why my MacBook Pro is seemingly unable to run OS X 10.7.x (LION) or OS X 10.8 (MOUNTAIN LION). I am currently running OS X 10.6.8, have 216 mhz
    Core 2 Duo processor, 8 gig free space, and 4 gig RAM. I run update software from the about this mac dropdown, and it says that there are no updates available. When I attempt to purchase Mountain Lion from the app store, it says my device is not compatible. I can't figure out how to purchase Lion at all. Any help will be appreciated.

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    Ability to run OS X 10.7.x on MacBook Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacW1zard View Post
    Where can I find out why my MacBook Pro is seemingly unable to run OS X 10.7.x (LION) or OS X 10.8 (MOUNTAIN LION). I am currently running OS X 10.6.8, have 216 mhz
    Core 2 Duo processor, 8 gig free space, and 4 gig RAM. I run update software from the about this mac dropdown, and it says that there are no updates available. When I attempt to purchase Mountain Lion from the app store, it says my device is not compatible. I can't figure out how to purchase Lion at all. Any help will be appreciated.
    Yes…your MacBook is too old to run Mountain Lion…but it should be able to run Lion. Unfortunately when Apple released Mountain Lion…they removed Lion from the Mac App Store.

    What you have to do is…give Apple a phone call (800# not the Apple Stores)…and see what they can do for you.

    - Nick

    p.s. FYI…you may also want to look into that 8gig of free space. That's getting pretty tight for everyday computing.
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Ability to run OS X 10.7.x on MacBook Pro
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    There is no 216Mhz Core 2 Duo CPU. Did you mean 2.16 Ghz? Trying to figure out what machine you own.

    Agreed with Nick, give Apple a call and tell them you can't run Mountain Lion and need Lion.

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    Ability to run OS X 10.7.x on MacBook Pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    p.s. FYI…you may also want to look into that 8gig of free space. That's getting pretty tight for everyday computing.
    REALLY tight for a system partition. Your machine is likely heavily fragmented. Definitely want to look at upgrading that hard disk if you can't clean it up further.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Ability to run OS X 10.7.x on MacBook Pro

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    Sorry for the typo, it is indeed 2.16 ghz, and I do have much more than the required 8 gig minimum left on the drive. Thanks for the info on obtaining Lion, I was pretty sure that I could not run Mountain Lion, but was having a devil of a time trying to obtain Lion, which I thought my machine could handle.

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