Please visit the new Mac-Forums Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/macforums1




Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    OS 10 Mavericks upgrade

    Member Since
    Nov 07, 2016
    Posts
    3
    Your Mac's Specs
    MacBook Pro, 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    OS 10 Mavericks upgrade
    I would like to upgrade my Mac from OS10 Lion to OS 10 Mavericks. I want to still be able to run my Adobe Design Suite and Office 2011.
    I am having trouble on my current system with Mac Mail and MS Outlook not sending mail. Mail just freezes and spins the ball. iPhoto no longer sees my iPhone either.
    If I just upgrade, will my current problems go away? Or
    Do I make a clean install and reinstall all of my software?
    Is virus software a good idea nowadays? If so, is MacKeeper any good? What do you recommend?
    I think virus software is what caused all these problems in the first place.
    I have been a user since 1984.
    Thanks.

  2. #2
    OS 10 Mavericks upgrade
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Keller, Texas
    Posts
    57,925
    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    Welcome to our forums.

    First: No virus software or MacKeeper. Stay far away from both especially MacKeeper!

    I strongly recommend you resolve the problems you're currently having with your Mac before doing any OS X upgrading. Adobe Design Suite and Office 2011 are functional even with the latest version of OS X = macOS Sierra. Make sure you check the hard drive in your Mac by booting to Recovery (command plus r) and run Disk Utility First Aid.

    And when you post again be sure to include what Mac (year and model) you have. How much memory is installed and how much free hard drive space you have. Also a point of information: You can not go from Lion to Mavericks if you have never downloaded Mavericks before as it won't be available to you.

  3. #3
    OS 10 Mavericks upgrade

    Member Since
    Nov 07, 2016
    Posts
    3
    Your Mac's Specs
    MacBook Pro, 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    Thanks. I have a MacBook Pro (2010). 2.8 Ghz Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM. 54GB of Storage left. I wanted to do a clean install. Will my printers still work if I go to Sierra? I have an HP2600n color laser and an HP C410 inkjet. Thanks.

  4. #4
    OS 10 Mavericks upgrade
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Keller, Texas
    Posts
    57,925
    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    Will my printers still work if I go to Sierra? I have an HP2600n color laser and an HP C410 inkjet. Thanks.
    The easiest way to find out is go to the HP support site, enter your printer nomenclature and check to see if drivers are available for Sierra.

  5. #5
    OS 10 Mavericks upgrade

    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    1,800
    Your Mac's Specs
    late 2012 mini w/SSD
    Look at the drivers Apple has available from HP. I think the C410 may not be supported:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201465

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Mavericks Upgrade
    By ironman1 in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 07-25-2015, 02:13 PM
  2. Is it still possible to upgrade to OS X Mavericks?
    By GrumpyCat in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-23-2014, 07:31 PM
  3. Mavericks Upgrade
    By amccool89 in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-08-2013, 02:55 AM
  4. Upgrade to Mavericks?
    By lummis in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-03-2013, 10:26 PM
  5. MAvericks upgrade
    By Bullroot in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-27-2013, 07:34 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •