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    Update El Capitan to High Sierra? Mac Book Pro Mid 2010
    I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2010
    Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory: 8GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    Hard Drive: 240 GB Solid State SATA Drive

    Still going strong, currently on El Capitan. However, from what I understand Apple is no longer making security updates for El Capitan.

    The notes for High Sierra say that it is compatible with a MacBook Pro Mid 2010, but it just barely makes the list. So - concerned about performance issues if I update to High Sierra.

    Should I be concerned running El Capitan without security updates?
    Thoughts on whether updating to High Sierra would cause performance issues?

    Thanks!

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    Update El Capitan to High Sierra? Mac Book Pro Mid 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by winegums View Post
    The notes for High Sierra say that it is compatible with a MacBook Pro Mid 2010, but it just barely makes the list. So - concerned about performance issues if I update to High Sierra.
    Back in the "old days"...upgrading an older computer to an OS version that it just barely meets the minimum system requirements for was a real concern (slow the computer down big time). But I haven't experienced this so much for quite some time. I have two 2011 MacBook Pro's and a 2011 MacBook Air running High Sierra...and all of them seem to run fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by winegums View Post
    Should I be concerned running El Capitan without security updates?
    Usually risks with the macOS are way lower than Windows computers...but this doesn't mean Apple computers are immune to everything. Apple must be coming out with these security updates for a reason. So I guess we weigh the pro's & con's.

    For me...the bigger concern with upgrading the OS on a computer is making sure all important installed apps are compatible with the newer OS version. If they are compatible already great...or if they can be updated (free) to be compatible great...but if they need to be upgraded ($$$)...then got to take that into account before doing the OS upgrade.

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    Thanks, good info. Not worried about apps, so will probably update to High Sierra.

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