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Question: Mac OSX will not update to new version

Computer has been in storage. Mac computer has mac osx 10.9.5 version. Can not update to current version. Besides getting another computer, what can be done to upgrade it?


Processor speed: 3.06 GHZ

Memory 4GB

iMac, 10.9.5 version

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Mar 12, 2018 6:50 AM in response to captfeer In response to captfeer

Upgrade to El Capitan

get El Capitan from the App Store

Then to Sierra or High Sierra if it meets the specs:

How to download macOS High Sierra - Apple Support

Note that although Apple specs state that Sierra/High Sierra will run on 2GB RAM, a more realistic amount would be 6-8GB. So it may be a bit slow.

Mar 12, 2018 6:50 AM

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Mar 19, 2018 3:42 AM in response to captfeer In response to captfeer

Upgrade the RAM in that iMac to its maximum 8 GBs.


You MUST use THE EXACT RAM that your model iMac is spec'd for.

and reliable Mac RAM can ONLY be purchased from online Mac RAM sources Crucial memory (crucial .com) or OWC, aka, Other World Computing (macsales.com).

When buying RAM for Macs from Crucial memory, purchase ONLY directly from the Crucial memory website. NOT from some other online source.


RAM modules are, relatively, easy to install.


https://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/imac_mid_2007_mem/


Good Luck!

Mar 19, 2018 3:42 AM

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