Upgrade all at once or in steps

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by camardelle, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. camardelle macrumors 6502

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    Running Lion at the moment on my iMac. I'm thinking I want to update to the new OS. I have seen the updates on jump drives or on disc, and of course on the App Store. My question is can I go from Lion to ElCapitan or Sierra in one step, or do I need to upgrade to something in between first?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    You can upgrade to the latest operating system your hardware can support in one single step.
     
  3. camardelle thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Running 10.7.5, 2.5 Ghz i5, 8 gigs RAM.

    Where should I go with the above specs. Bought in August 2011.
     
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

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    El Capitan or Sierra will both work. Sierra is very recent and could use a bit more time to mature though. Just open the App Store and look for Sierra, or follow this link to get to El Capitan (you cannot find it by searching in the App Store). Just download either and use it. Make sure you have a backup in place.
     

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