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FYI about Lion OS X 10.7.3 on Core2Duo CPU Upgraded Macs
Shortly after posting the Lion 10.7.3 update yesterday, Luca P. sent a report on installing the 10.7.3 update (delta via SU) on his C2D upgraded (originally CoreDuo) iMac, saying all is well. (Unlike 10.7.2 update, did not reinstall the PlatformSupport.plist file.)

"10.7.3 and C2D upgraded iMac
Hi, here's my usual report about my C2D upgraded iMac 20" and OS X Lion Updates.
I'm happy to say the 10.7.3 update (installed via Software Update) does not reinstall /System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist and the Mac reboots smoothly.

I think sometimes we have to expect the unexpected from Apple...
Best regards, Luca P."

Thanks again Luca. (Added his report to the earlier ones on Lion w/C2D upgraded Macs in the page about (2006-08) Mac Mini Core 2 Duo CPU Upgrades. Luca has an iMac not a Mini, but have kept Lion on C2D updated iMac/Mini reports there.)
BTW - a reader sent a note on Friday (Feb 3rd) that the 10.7.3 Combo updater did reinstall the supported models plist file - so Core2Duo upgraded (original CoreDuo/unsupported) mac owners should avoid the combo update. (10.7.2 also restored the plist file as noted earlier here (w/fix) when it was released, even when it was applied via Software Update, not the combo updater.)

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