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Question: should I up grade from El Capitan to Sierra

Mac Book Pro mid 2014 286GB


I resisted the upgrade as every time I upgraded, I ended up phoning for support to sort my Mac as it didn't go smoothly, now theres an upgrade to Sierra. I don't upgrade new upgrades till bugs sorted, so now Im behind.


Could I now upgrade to Sierra? And how do I?

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014), OS X Yosemite (10.10.5)

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Even though High Sierra is out you can still upgrade to Sierra if you want.

How to download macOS Sierra - Apple Support

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Nov 11, 2017 8:20 PM in response to Angelafromfinchampstead In response to Angelafromfinchampstead

Check to make sure your applications are compatible.


Application Compatibility


Applications Compatibility (2)




macOS Sierra 10.12: Compatible Apps



Also check to make sure there is a compatible driver for your printer.


Do a backup before installing, preferable 2 backups on 2 different drives.

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Dec 12, 2017 10:14 AM in response to Angelafromfinchampstead In response to Angelafromfinchampstead

NO, wait till new year.


I wanted to upgrade to Sierra and waited because every time I've upgraded the operating system its gone hay wire and I have to get Apple support to sort it out. Well, unfortunately Sierra has security issues and they dashed out Sierra High, which I downloaded to my deep regret:((


The next day, I uploaded new photos to my mac book pro and tried to edit them - SOOOO slow and got stuck in the photo application(apples) I'd read there were problems with photo and itunes. I had to message apple support, was talking to them by message for nigh on 3 hours - nothing sorted, they booked me a call with a tech, another lengthy call and the chap had to take my laptop BACK to El Capitan via my back ups:(( I'd also booked a Genius appt in my local town - 10 miles away! Checked over all ok, apparently till I found iTunes disk was locked!!! Another couple of hours with support to sort this out. I'm hoping everything is as it was.

Dec 12, 2017 10:14 AM

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