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Question: upgrade OS on MacBook Pro mid 2012

What is the latest version of OS that I can install on my mid 2012 MacBook Pro

8GB RAM

47 GB free HD

Currently using Mac OS X Yosemite

Also how do I go about installing?

thank you

MacBook Pro 15″, OS X 10.10

Posted on Jan 3, 2021 6:35 PM

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The latest and last OS you can upgrade to on a 2012 MBP is macOS Catalina.

Although Apple say you can upgrade to Catalina direct from Yosemite I

would recommend doing an intermediary install of macOS High Sierra.


Open Safari and click on this link, 


How to get old versions of macOS – Apple Support


Then go to the Download OS section and click on the OS you want to install.


Before upgrading make a full back up of your Mac.


Check that third party apps you use have updates available for the new OS.

https://roaringapps.com

Check that your printers/ scanners etc have updated drivers and software available for the new OS.


Connect your mac to your router via cable rather than rely on WiFi.

Do not use your mac while it is downloading

and do not use any other devices that share the same internet connection.


If the App Store says ‘Open’ then it is detecting a previous download of the install app

go to the Applications folder locate Install macOS ******.app.

Move it to the Trash, empty the Trash.

Restart, click on the link again, the App Store should say ‘Get' or 'Download'.


If you are considering upgrading to Catalina be warned it does not support 32bit apps.

Your Mac is probably running 32bit apps and these will need to be updated to 64bit apps,

some updates may be free, some may be paid. Use this app to discover which apps you have

are 32bit, https://www.stclairsoft.com/Go64/ then contact the developers of the software to see

if they are providing 64bit updates or alternatives.



Posted on Jan 3, 2021 10:46 PM

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Jan 3, 2021 10:46 PM in response to 96BuzzingBees In response to 96BuzzingBees

The latest and last OS you can upgrade to on a 2012 MBP is macOS Catalina.

Although Apple say you can upgrade to Catalina direct from Yosemite I

would recommend doing an intermediary install of macOS High Sierra.


Open Safari and click on this link, 


How to get old versions of macOS – Apple Support


Then go to the Download OS section and click on the OS you want to install.


Before upgrading make a full back up of your Mac.


Check that third party apps you use have updates available for the new OS.

https://roaringapps.com

Check that your printers/ scanners etc have updated drivers and software available for the new OS.


Connect your mac to your router via cable rather than rely on WiFi.

Do not use your mac while it is downloading

and do not use any other devices that share the same internet connection.


If the App Store says ‘Open’ then it is detecting a previous download of the install app

go to the Applications folder locate Install macOS ******.app.

Move it to the Trash, empty the Trash.

Restart, click on the link again, the App Store should say ‘Get' or 'Download'.


If you are considering upgrading to Catalina be warned it does not support 32bit apps.

Your Mac is probably running 32bit apps and these will need to be updated to 64bit apps,

some updates may be free, some may be paid. Use this app to discover which apps you have

are 32bit, https://www.stclairsoft.com/Go64/ then contact the developers of the software to see

if they are providing 64bit updates or alternatives.



Jan 3, 2021 10:46 PM

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