Updating my mac

07-Sep-2017 04:20

Then upgrade to El Capitan as above, and then to Sierra. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

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How fast is your computer right now, how much RAM do you have, do you have an HDD or SSD?

Sierra will probably run significantly slower than Snow Leopard and I'd recommend at least 4GB and an SSD or at least 8GB of RAM.

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More stuff in the updater means more chances to fix problems that may have cropped up along the way (maybe your current installation has some damaged system files, for example). Note: If you’ve already installed 10.11.6 the easy, automatic, click-the-install-button-when-it-pops-up way, .There’s no “Combo Update” to take you from 10.10 to 10.11.It’s a long download (5 GB) so be prepared to spend some time.I advise all Mac users with any version of 10.11 already installed to upgrade to 10.11.6 because the security improvements are so important. That means it’s a bigger, more robust, more complete updater than the one you’d get by using Apple’s regular software update mechanism, because the regular updater contains only the stuff needed to get you from to 10.11.6.That is, if you’re on 10.11.5, and you’re updating to 10.11.6, Apple installs only those parts needed to make the small jump from .5 to .6, as if your Mac has a perfect 10.11.5 installation already.

More stuff in the updater means more chances to fix problems that may have cropped up along the way (maybe your current installation has some damaged system files, for example). Note: If you’ve already installed 10.11.6 the easy, automatic, click-the-install-button-when-it-pops-up way, .There’s no “Combo Update” to take you from 10.10 to 10.11.It’s a long download (5 GB) so be prepared to spend some time.I advise all Mac users with any version of 10.11 already installed to upgrade to 10.11.6 because the security improvements are so important. That means it’s a bigger, more robust, more complete updater than the one you’d get by using Apple’s regular software update mechanism, because the regular updater contains only the stuff needed to get you from to 10.11.6.That is, if you’re on 10.11.5, and you’re updating to 10.11.6, Apple installs only those parts needed to make the small jump from .5 to .6, as if your Mac has a perfect 10.11.5 installation already.The change from 10.10.x to 10.11.x is not going to throw you off much, and almost everything that works in 10.10.x will work in 10.11.x, and you do get some new things in 10.11, so if you’re on 10.10 and you’re wondering about 10.11, my advice is upgrade to 10.11.