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    Updating Zoom to 5.0
    I have a MacBook with OS 10.6.8. and was able to use Zoom until it's update this weekend to 5.0, which it won't download automatically. I now see that the update says the minimum needed is 10.7.

    I had read on this Forum that 10.7 and some of the following updates were less solid than 10.6.8. Also, I am not sure that my MacBook will accept them anyway.

    I would appreciate any help with the best options, or is there a way I can open the Zoom update through 'Manual Update" ?

    Thanks for any help.

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    What Macbook do you have? Don't believe all that you hear about the newer versions of macOS, millions of users upgraded and had no issues.

    It's unlikely that your Macbook does't support at least El Cap.

    There is NOTHING you can do to force Zoom to update on an unsupported version of macOS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    What Macbook do you have? Don't believe all that you hear about the newer versions of macOS, millions of users upgraded and had no issues.

    It's unlikely that your Macbook does't support at least El Cap.

    There is NOTHING you can do to force Zoom to update on an unsupported version of macOS.
    Thanks for your help. I have a MacBook2,1 with System 1.13f3. 10.6.8. It won't accept any software update from Apple.
    I'm ignorant enough to not know what El Cap is ! I understand then that it won't accept further use of Zoom - which I had only just sorted out ! Maybe I need to invest in a new computer if there is no way to use the latest Zoom. Regards.

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    You can get Mac OS X Lion here, OS X Lion (10.7) - Apple.
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.
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    Ok, that is quite an ancient machine that can go up to 10.7. But that is barely the minimum for most applications out there. You need to be 10.11 El Capitan for support for more other apps.

    Assuming you've own this machine from the late 2000's, you've got a decade plus out of it and it's time to think about upgrading into a brand new machine that is 10000x better than what you have right now.
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    Thanks so much for your help. I will try it, but expect that I need to upgrade as Ashwin says below.

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    Thanks Ashwin,

    Yes, you're right. I will probably try the upgrade to 10.7 if it takes it, but yes, I do need to invest in something newer. Thanks for your trouble.

    Peter

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    If you upgrade, I think you will lose the PPC programs that run under Rosetta. Somewhere back there Apple abandoned it and only Intel programs run. Just a caution for you to check before you do the upgrade.
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    Good catch about the loss of the PPC programs Jake. I missed that when I read this the first time.

    @PterB1 Here's how to identify older Power PC programs that might be on your system.
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    Thanks so much for that. I have printed that off to work through it.

    PeterB

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    Thank you Jake. I will work through the checklist that Slydude has attached- thank you both.

    PeterB

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    Hello Jake,

    I have just have 2 items marked Power PC:
    -Welcome to Tiger
    -Bluetooth Regulatory Certification.

    I suspect that I can do without the 2nd of these ? Can you just help me with that please ?
    I will then try to work through the rest of the items on Skydude's printout.

    Thanks
    PeterB1

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    PeterB1, sorry, but I really don't know the details. I suspect the Welcome to Tiger is just the introductory material on first boot, which clearly will be replace or erased at the upgrade. The BT regulatory certification I know nothing about at all, but I suspect is no longer needed or used in later versions. On my system, running Catalina, the only such thing is a pdf, which may well be what your system has as well. If so, it, too, will be replaced on upgrade.
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    @PeterB1:

    Do you really need Zoom 5.0?

    Going from Snow Leopard to Lion is going to change a lot of things. As already mentioned, no more PPC apps plus Lion will create a "Recovery Partition" on your MacBook's hard drive. Lion is a real "dog" and will likely slow down your old MacBook.

    I can remember updating to Lion from Snow Leopard back when I had a MacBook 4,1 model which had better graphics and a better CPU than your model MacBook has. It was the worst upgrade I ever experienced in all my Mac days. Not trying to scare you away but just want to warn you about what you're getting into.

    You really need to consider buying a later model Mac.

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    Charlie, ZOOM sent all subscribers a note that because of security upgrades, everybody had to upgrade to Zoom 5.0 by June 1. The message said, in part:
    Please begin updating all your clients to Zoom 5.0 now. After May 30, 2020, all Zoom clients on older versions will receive a forced upgrade when trying to join meetings as GCM Encryption will be fully enabled across the Zoom platform.
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    Thanks Jake, I didn't know that since we no longer use ZOOM. He really needs to get a later model MacBook or MacBook Pro. The model he's using is vintage 2007.

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    As chscag says,
    Do you really need Zoom 5.0?
    But it does appear as though they are forcing you out with a forced security update version.

    I'm not sure what the status of Skype.app is lately, but maybe one of its older versions could be used in place???

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