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Upgrading to macOS Sierra requires OS X 10.7.5 or later

As part of Apple’s Upgrade to macOS Sierra documentation, there’s been a change in the system requirements for macOS Sierra as opposed to OS X El Capitan.

For OS X El Capitan, the earliest OS you can upgrade from is Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8.

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For macOS Sierra, the earliest OS you can upgrade from is OS X Lion 10.7.5.

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If you’re upgrading from 10.6.8, Apple’s guidance is to upgrade first to El Capitan and then to Sierra.

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  1. cashxx
    September 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I have Sierra running on Early 2009 models and are stable and running flawlessly. I don’t get why they aren’t on the compatibility list! I have an Early 2009 Mac Pro and 17″ MacBook Pro running fine.

  2. aishah
    January 22, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    hai,i’m using mac os x and how to upgrade to the newest software or else??? help me..
    because first time using it.

  3. Mart
    February 5, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Can somebody help please I’m using Mac OS x 10.7.5 but i need an upgrade I need help!!

    • May 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm

      i have the same problem. any body can help

  4. ruel sanoria
    May 18, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    I have mac os lion 10.7.5 cannot upgrade,how? please help me.

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