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Question: MACBOOK WONT UPDATE!

10.6.8 wont update! need 10.10 or higher to watch netflix app, and cant figure out how to get widevinecdm to watch it on web browser. when i go to app store it only has update to mac os high sierra 10.13.3 and that wont run on this computer! any help?

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Depending on your build model year early MacBook version a possible

choice may be El Capitan 10.11.6 from the installer download link here:


• How to download OS X El Capitan - Apple Support


There are products listed with their model details to indicate what may

be a match. And if there were any last updates for Snow Leopard 10.6.8

those should appear if you run software update. A few last compatibility

updates were available to allow Mac App store integration, for upgrades.


If your computer product could run Yosemite and you didn't buy or get

that upgrade when available, you should be able to get & run El Capitan.


There may be other required hardware upgrades to the Mac to use this.

Additional software downloads may present themselves from App Store

after arrival to a running El Capitan; such as later security and safari.

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Mar 12, 2018 7:28 PM in response to maysie20 In response to maysie20

Upgrading to Yosemite


To upgrade to Yosemite you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or Lion installed. Download Yosemite from the App Store. Sign in using your Apple ID. Yosemite is free. The file is quite large, over 5 GBs, so allow some time to download. It would be preferable to use Ethernet because it is nearly four times faster than wireless.


OS X Mavericks/Yosemite- System Requirements


Macs that can be upgraded to OS X Yosemite


1. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) - Model Identifier 7,1 or later

2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) - Model Identifier 5,1 or later

3. MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

4. MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) - Model Identifier 2,1 or later

5. Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

6. Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

7. Xserve (Early 2009) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later


To find the model identifier open System Profiler in the Utilities folder. It's displayed in the panel on the right. Are my applications compatible? See App Compatibility Table - RoaringApps.

Mar 12, 2018 7:28 PM

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Mar 12, 2018 10:32 PM in response to maysie20 In response to maysie20

Depending on your build model year early MacBook version a possible

choice may be El Capitan 10.11.6 from the installer download link here:


• How to download OS X El Capitan - Apple Support


There are products listed with their model details to indicate what may

be a match. And if there were any last updates for Snow Leopard 10.6.8

those should appear if you run software update. A few last compatibility

updates were available to allow Mac App store integration, for upgrades.


If your computer product could run Yosemite and you didn't buy or get

that upgrade when available, you should be able to get & run El Capitan.


There may be other required hardware upgrades to the Mac to use this.

Additional software downloads may present themselves from App Store

after arrival to a running El Capitan; such as later security and safari.

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Mar 12, 2018 10:32 PM

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Mar 19, 2018 5:09 PM in response to maysie20 In response to maysie20

Because El Capitan 10.11.6 is still supported with recent OS & Safari security update

that may be a better path. ~ If Mac already had Yosemite, it could run El Capitan. Yet

some applications from third-party makers may have an issue with upgrading there.


Your MacBook Pro5.5 is a Mid-2009 model, and it can use El Capitan.

And then, about Sierra 10.12.x and there is specific link to check it out:

• How to download macOS Sierra - Apple Support


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