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    Can't upgrade back to Catalina after downgrading form Mojave. Why?
    I upgraded to Catalina and didn't realise that 32-bit apps didn't work anymore, so I downgraded using a bootable installer. Now in system settings there is a 1 on "system updates" as if i need to update, but then, when I try to update and it says that my mac is up to date. Why? How do I fix this?

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    Can't upgrade back to Catalina after  downgrading form Mojave. Why?
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    Do you want to go back to Catalina? Or do you just want the 1 on System Preferences > Software Update, to go away?
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    I want to go to catalina

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    Can't upgrade back to Catalina after  downgrading form Mojave. Why?
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    Then you should do a clean install. Make a bootable USB installer, boot from that to erase the drive, then install Catalina.

    How to create a bootable installer for macOS - Apple Support

    Edit: Be sure you have a good backup of all your important files and data before erasing and installing.
    Last edited by ferrarr; 03-26-2020 at 06:57 PM. Reason: Forgot info
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    Then you should do a clean install. Make a bootable USB installer, boot from that to erase the drive, then install Catalina.

    How to create a bootable installer for macOS - Apple Support

    Edit: Be sure you have a good backup of all your important files and data before erasing and installing.
    Ok thank you. Iíll try that.


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