Updating software

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by AceC, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. AceC macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2013
    I haven't updated my Mac OS software in probably two years. I know that's not good.. Anyway, if I were to update to El Capitan, would it take a long time? Would my mac likely freeze or have any issues updating?

  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Well we have very little to go on like which mac you have year size wether it has an SSD how much RAM etc.

    That being said if your model supports El Capitan it should be the same as updating for anyone else, could there be issues?? Of course, there can always be problems with OS updates and with old software that may no longer be compatible but mostly people have updated with little issue.
  3. AceC thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2013
    It's a 2010 MacBook Pro. I'm not sure how much RAM there is though.
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Probably 4Gb that was standard on the 2010 MBP. The only thing I will say is that all the OSX updates from mavericks onwards have been tended to run better on a SSD than a normal spinng Hard drive, shouldn't be an issue though it should work fine.

    If you click on about this mac under the apple icon at in the top bar it'll give you the details of what configuration you have on your mac.
  5. AceC thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2013
    Yeah, it's 4 GB. I just was worried about it taking hours and hours or not working right, rendering my mac useless for the time being..
  6. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2015
    I am curious why are you thinking about upgrade?

    Assuming all your software works well and you are using Mavericks there is no rush to upgrade. Only Apple knows for certain but Mavericks is likely getting security updates for another year which means you could use it until 10.11.5 is released which is likely be much more stable than 10.12 is when it is released.

    I am not saying you will certainly have issues if you decide to install El Capitan now but I recommend waiting until 2 or 3 updates have released because most of the issues should be fixed at that time.
  7. garirry macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2013
    Canada is my city
    If you fear that your Mac risks to die or whatever (even though it'll probably not happen), you can make a Time Machine backup and restore from it if you don't like the OS or if your computer crashes (just press Command+R if it does and you'll be able to restore from TM). I suggest you try and upgrade.
  8. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    If you have a Hard Drive, than having El Capitan installed, your computer will book up slower. That also includes Yosemite OS. Just be prepared for this
  9. patternjake macrumors member


    Sep 17, 2015
    Upgrade to Yosemite at least, then wait for the 10.11.1 update for El Capitan. Myself I am using El Capitan (final GM) and I am very pleased with the enhancements it has made to the platform in general.

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