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    good morning, everyone,

    I bought my macbook pro in 2012, it still works very well. But anyway, about a month ago I had to reset it because I updated too much and nothing worked anymore (15 minutes minimum to turn on, almost as much to open a file). Anyway it was painful.
    (PS: for the moment I can't afford a new device, neither apple nor other )

    I'm currently on OS X Yosemite version 10.10.5. I would like to know how far I can go without getting new bugs on the machine please? I don't want to test by myself

    Thanks ^^

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    All 2012 MacBook Pro's can run the latest macOS Catalina (10.15).

    As far as "bugs"...sounds like the issues experienced previously were due to user installed software...and not really the macOS. The macOS runs fine.

    HTH,

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    Which versions of Mac OS X/OS X/macOS do you have available to install?

    Also, can you provide the full specs of your specific MBP?

    Screen size?
    HDD or SSD?
    Retina?
    Model year?
    Processor?

    Just because you purchased it in 2012, it may be a different model year? You can find most of the information if you click on the Apple icon and select About This Mac.... Thanks.
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.
    PS: When there is an accident or error, is the tool to blame or is the fool to blame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivelasieste View Post
    good morning, everyone,

    I bought my macbook pro in 2012...
    I'm currently on OS X Yosemite version 10.10.5. I would like to know how far I can go without getting new bugs on the machine please? I don't want to test by myself

    If you want no problems whatsoever, it's probably best to stick with what you have running now if it works well for you.

    If you want to upgrade to the most recent version of the Mac OS that won't intrinsically cause any problems, then I recommend not upgrading any further than Mac OS 10.13 "High Sierra" if your MBP has a rotating disk hard drive (RDHD), or Mac OS 10.14 "Mojave" if your MBP has a solid state hard drive (SSD). Mojave automatically reformats your internal hard drive using the APFS file system, which is optimized for SSD's, and not all that great for RDHD's.

    I recommend avoiding Mac OS 10.15 "Catalina" as it will cause all of your older 32-bit applications to stop working, it also automatically formats your internal drive as APFS (bad if it is a RDHD), and it has some bugs that even how haven't all been addressed.

    The thing is...if you want to be assured of getting all of the performance that these advanced OS's offer, you will likely have to do what is known as a "clean install". See:

    Upgrading To The Latest Mac OS
    Upgrading To The Very Latest Macintosh Operating System
    Item #6

    But....frankly, I'm not sure that you will find doing so to be worth the trouble.

    You can download High Sierra or Mojave from here:

    MacOS 10.13 - High Sierra - FREE
    How to upgrade to macOS High Sierra - Apple Support
    Connecting to the Mac App Store

    MacOS 10.14 - Mojave - FREE
    Connecting to the Mac App Store
    How to upgrade to macOS Mojave - Apple Support

    Be sure to let your Mac download all of the available updates to whichever OS you end up installing.

    Also, note that right after you upgrade your Mac to a new version of the Mac OS that it will run a bit like a dog for a few days until everything is re-indexed and cached.
    Randy B. Singer
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivelasieste View Post
    I had to reset it
    ???
    What did you do to it, specifically. "Reset" is not computer-specific terminology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    Which versions of Mac OS X/OS X/macOS do you have available to install?

    Also, can you provide the full specs of your specific MBP?

    Screen size?
    HDD or SSD?
    Retina?
    Model year?
    Processor?

    Just because you purchased it in 2012, it may be a different model year? You can find most of the information if you click on the Apple icon and select About This Mac.... Thanks.
    Capture d’écran 2020-06-04 à 14.48.56.zipCapture d’écran 2020-06-04 à 14.49.08.zip

    I made you some screen shots

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    we formatted and re-installed the operating system

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivelasieste View Post
    What I see as the screenshot are essentially the specs and options on a 2012 Mac, not what you actually have.

    I see this:

    Capture d’écran_800.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    What I see as the screenshot are essentially the specs and options on a 2012 Mac, not what you actually have.

    I see this:

    Capture d’écran_800.png
    Capture d’écran 2020-06-04 à 22.30.54.png is it ok with this one? sorry, it's in french

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    French should be no problem for anyone with just these few terms which are similar to English.
    Unless you have done some upgrades, this Mac will have a spinner hard drive (HDD) not an SSD and also not a Retina Display.

    Highest OS you can go to is the current one, Catalina, as Nick posted (post #2).
    With an HDD drive recommendation is High Sierra per Randy's post (post #4)

    Looks like you can upgrade both the RAM and also the hard drive to an SSD - which is nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    French should be no problem for anyone with just these few terms which are similar to English.
    Unless you have done some upgrades, this Mac will have a spinner hard drive (HDD) not an SSD and also not a Retina Display.

    Highest OS you can go to is the current one, Catalina, as Nick posted (post #2).
    With an HDD drive recommendation is High Sierra per Randy's post (post #4)

    Looks like you can upgrade both the RAM and also the hard drive to an SSD - which is nice.
    thank you very much, I'll try to do all that and I'll come back to bother you if I don't make it

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