Updating OS X Yosemite on MacBook.

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The new OS X is released. Apple has really made the Operating System interesting but many people including me are not able to upgrade the Operating System in MAC Book having inadequate knowledge about the system requirements. Many people have filed complaints that Yosemite lags on their system. If this problem keeps on occurring, many people will give up on upgrading their Operating System due lack of fulfillment of System Requirements. Therefore, I want to know, what are the system requirements for the Operating System X Yosemite? I would also like to know if OS X Yosemite would work on an age old Mac Book.

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Updating OS X Yosemite on MacBook.


To check the details about your Mac, click on the Apple icon in the top left hand side of the screen and click on About This Mac > More Info.  The models listed below are compatible to run OS X Yosemite

  • An iMac (Mid 2007 or newer model)
  • A MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum model, or Early 2009 or newer model)
  • A MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer model)
  • A MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer model)
  • A Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer model)
  • A Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer model)
  • A Xserve (Early 2009 model)

You can also check which version of OS X you are currently running.  Your current version is listed under the serial number.  Below is a list of Operating Systems you can upgrade OS X Yosemite from:

  • Operating System X Snow Leopard (v10.6.8)
  • Operating System X Lion (v10.7)
  • Operating System X Mountain Lion (v10.8)
  • Operating System X Mavericks (v10.9)

If you are running an older version of any of the above Operating Systems, you will first need to update your current Operating System to match the above.

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