I have a MacBook from 2007, Current OS is something like 10.6, is it at all compatible?

OS X Mountain Lion

OS X Mountain Lion

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  • Answer

    Probably not, if it is a MacBook (not a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air) and it is from 2007, it's not supported.

    To be completely sure, check the "Model Identifier" from the Apple Menu (Apple icon in the upper left corner), then "About this Mac", in the window that opens, click "System Report", then select "Hardware", in the Hardware Overview you'll see the "Model Identifier" listed.

    Only MacBooks, MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs with the following Model Identifiers can run OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion :
    MacBookPro3,1 and higher
    MacBookAir2,1 and higher
    MacBook5,1 and higher

    Judging from the info you've supplied, your Model Identifier is either MacBook2,1 or MacBook3,1 so you won't be able to install OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

  • System Requirements
    To install Mountain Lion, you need one of these Macs:
    iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
    MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
    MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
    MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
    Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
    Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
    Xserve (Early 2009)