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Question: Is a 2009 MacBook Pro capable of running El Capitan?

Is a 2009 MacBook Pro that is currently running Yosemite capable of running El Capitan?

MacBook Pro with Retina display

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How to download OS X El Capitan - Apple Support


Can your Mac use El Capitan?

OS X El Capitan requires any of the following Mac models and versions of OS X. It also requires at least 2GB of memory and 8.8GB of storage space.

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Dec 10, 2017 3:56 PM in response to ccdanald In response to ccdanald

Yes


How to download OS X El Capitan - Apple Support


Can your Mac use El Capitan?

OS X El Capitan requires any of the following Mac models and versions of OS X. It also requires at least 2GB of memory and 8.8GB of storage space.

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Dec 10, 2017 8:03 PM in response to ccdanald In response to ccdanald

Check to make sure your applications are compatible.


Application Compatibility


El Capitan 10.11 Compatibility information


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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Question: Is a 2009 MacBook Pro capable of running El Capitan?