can my macbook 13, late 2007 be upgraded to this. Its running on 10.5.8 and sofware updates ay they are up to date?

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

3 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    MacBook1,1 (Early 2006) can go up to OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

    MacBook2,1 MacBook3,1 MacBook4,1 MacBook4,2 (Late 2006 thru Late 2008) can go up to OS 10.7 (Lion).

    MacBook5,1 MacBook5,2 (Late 2008 thru Early 2009) can go up to OS 10.10 (Yosemite).

    To see your MacBook's ID number, go to
    Apple Menu --> About This Mac --> More Info --> System Report --> Hardware Overview --> Model Identifier

  • Most likely the best you can do on a 2007 MacBook is OS X 10.7 Lion.

  • Given that you MacBook is a late 2007 model it must have a Core 2 Duo processor. Therefore the answer is "Yes", provided that your MacBook has a working DVD drive and at least:

    - 1GB RAM (additional RAM is highly desirable)
    - at least 5GB of disk space

    You could then upgrade further to 10.7 Lion, provided that you have:

    - upgraded to at least 10.6.6
    - 2 GB RAM
    - 7 GB of disk space

    You should note that neither of these operating systems are receiving security updates any more.