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    Upgrading OS on older MacBooks
    I have a 13" old white MacBook2,1 running SnowLeopard. I would like to upgrade the OS, but it won't let me install Yosemite and I can't find places to download Mavericks, etc. How can I update the OS to at least Mavericks so I can run other programs like Parellels, etc.

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    Upgrading OS on older MacBooks
    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Your MB which was released way back in '06 can only run up to Lion OS X.7 so no go there alas.

    Lion is available from Apple Online for $20 but with the age of your machine and very limited memory, 3GB max, suggest you stay where you are and save your pennies.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    chas_m
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    That's a nearly nine-year-old computer. It's time for a new(er) one, simply put. There's absolutely no point in spending more than the $20 for the Snow Leopard DVD on that relic.

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