Macintosh OS/Macbook update?

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Hello!

I have recently acquired an old macbook (2.1) off a friend. It currently has OS 10.4.11 and says it is fully updated when i go to 'software update..', when obviously it isn't as its only tiger.I have found that i can't install most software because the system is so outdated. They all require 'leopard' to run the programs.  I have searched the internet and i cannot find an answer to weather its actually possible to update the old macbook?

The details of this macbook are as follows;
MAC OS X 10.4.11
1.83 GHz intel core 2 duo
512MB 667 MHZ DDR2 SDRAM
1983-2007

Thankyou for your time

Jordan

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Hi, Jordan,

What I'm reading shows you can use 10.7.5 as the highest system for the MacBook 2.1.  If you are still not comfortable, or just to check up that the info I found was correct, I would call an Apple Store and ask them the highest system for the model you have.  Or, if you have a Genius Bar nearby, sign up to talk to one of the geniuses.  They cost nothing and are a huge help.

But, I'm confident that you can go to 10.7.5.

Debba  

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AppleWorks 6, Systems up to 10.3.5, general trouble-shooting of hardware and some software.

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In years past I taught computer K-8 and helped maintain Macs using sytems 7 and 8. Since 2001, I have not been working with computers daily, aside from doing my own work. I dabble in helping people out and enjoy the challenge of trying to figure out answers to your problems. Systems 7, 8, 9 and 10 are all in my repertoire now, at various levels of expertise. Please, NO networking questions.

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