Updating From Sierra

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  1. redleg6 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2016 MBP, i7, 16GB with touch bar currently running Sierra. Has anyone with a similar MBP updated to Mojave? I have avoided updating to High Sierra because of the reported problems with decrease in system speed/performance and random shut-downs associated with High Sierra. I'd like to give Mojave a try but Sierra is running pretty good for me right now and like they say..."if it ain't broke don't fix it".
     
  2. Isamilis macrumors 6502a

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    I have done upgrade from El Capitan to Mojave. 2 rMBP 2014. I didn't directly upgrade. I backup to TM, fresh install Mojave and restore back users & applications file. In one of the laptop, experienced issue on laptop which seems not really sleep. Whole day sleep drop the battery from 100% to 30%. Finally I backup, delete users (with its home directory) and copy back from TM. So far, it's still stay at 100% from 10am to 3pm. Not bad. Also, don't forget to reset SMC and PRAM before and after upgrade.
     
  3. x_man_, Oct 20, 2018
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    I have the same MBP model with the same configuration. I use it for video and audio editing, programming, web surfing, etc. Originally came with Sierra, upgraded it with High Sierra since the first beta and everything was smooth, except for a sleep issue incident, corrected with the next beta update. Now with Mojave the machine also works faultlessly. I have never had made a "clean install".
     
  4. stockscalper macrumors 6502a

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    @x_man_, have you noticed/experienced any speed issues as some have reported?
     
  5. ToddJ macrumors 6502

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    i have upgrade to Mohave from Sierra and kind of regret it. Whenever i used Photos it goes much slower and my Photos Screensaver no longer finds the photos anymore.
     
  6. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    I’d say if it isn’t broken, don’t upgrade yet.

    I find Mojave more stable than HS. Noticeably so.

    But my printer/scanner (Samsung) doesn’t work, and sleep is totally broken. So if you’re on Sierra and there’s no compelling reason to wait, I would wait. Having said that, I love the stability of Mojave, but after coming from HS it’s not like the bar was high :D
     
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  8. x_man_ macrumors member

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    Hi, stockscalper. Actually no. Not in Finder, Photos, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator, Blackmagic Davinci Resolve nor any other application. The SSD is encrypted, as it was since Sierra. With High Sierra I did start using APFS encrypted as it is now in Mojave. Very happy with the results.

    As I mentioned before, none of all these macOS upgrades and updates were a "fresh/clean install" ever, but directly the new one over the old.
     
  9. redleg6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks X_man_, and all that replied. I think I'll stay on Sierra awhile longer. The machine is running really good so why screw around with it?
     
  10. stockscalper macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks x_man. This is the kind of real world info I was looking for.
     

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