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Can I pass a 2009 MacBook Pro safely to El captain?

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You can upgrade to El Capitan, but make sure first that you have a backup so that you can restore your system, if you find El Capitan too troublesome.

Most of the problems with the El Capitan upgrades have to do with incompatible software. Get rid of any Mac cleaners, boosters, antivirus software and so on. Check all your applications and delete that you rarely use.

You can find el Capitan is slow compared to your current configuration. You could improve performance El Cap by upgrade your hard drive to a disc solid state drive (SSD). You can now find a very reasonable price.

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    Click the [Support] links to help with non-Apple products.

    Click [details] for more information on this line.

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    [Data sheet] - [User Guide] - [warranty & Service]

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    BANK 1/DIMM0

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