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Installing OSX Lion on older Macs

So you want to install OSX Lion on an older (or maybe not even that old) Mac. I’d say, if your Mac is supported, just buy Lion (it’s only € 23,99). If you’re Mac isn’t supported, you can do this;

You can use my post on How to activate Find-My-Mac – the hard way…

In short;

  1. Get yourself a new SATA hard disk
  2. Get a SATA to USB bridge
  3. Duplicate an existing OSX Lion install to this USB drive (transfer the contents with Carbon Copy Cloner)
  4. Test your “older” Mac with this USB drive
  5. If it all works; transfer your Mac with Migration Assistant
  6. Replace your hard disk with the new one. (or transfer the contents with Carbon Copy Cloner)

Author: Remon Pel

WebDeveloper though not WebDesigner

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