I have a Mac OS X 10.4.11 with processor GHz Intel Core Duo. Is it possible to instal OS X Lion (USB Thumb Drive)?

  • Asked by Francis Z
  • Oct 31, 2011
OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive

OS X Lion USB Thumb Drive

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    Unfortunately Lion requires an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, so no, it will not install on a computer that has a Core Duo processor. I know this from experience as I have a black MacBook with an Intel Core Duo processor that I tried to install Lion on, but couldn't due to the processor being too old.

    • Answered by Matthew D from Derry
    • Nov 28, 2011
  • You haven't provided the details to answer the question.

    Go to your Apple menu and click on "About this Mac" to get the needed info about your computer.

    Here's what's needed per Apple


    Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
    2GB of memory
    OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)
    7GB of available space
    Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.
    Some features require apps developed to work with Lion.
    Gestures require a Multi-Touch trackpad or Magic Mouse.
    Some gestures are not available on Magic Mouse.

    • Answered by Doug S from Lake Villa
    • Nov 28, 2011