This version of macOS 10.11.6 cannot be installed on this computer

Hi guys, Hope all goes well with you.

I have MacBook Pro (15", Mid 2009), presently OS-X EI Capitan 10.11.6 on it.

I want to upgrade my OS to MacOS Sierra but when I try to download Sierra from App store it tells me my OS-X 10.11.6 cannot be upgraded on this computer.

Anyone knows how can I upgrade my Mac is there any other way to install macOS Sierra?

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Here's the specs of your system: MacBook Pro 15" 3.06 GHZ Core 2 Duo (Mid 2009)


@jdqurashi1294 Apple makes this restriction for a reason, your Macbook will run slower and inefficient on Sierra.

What is the main reason you want to upgrade?

Not every update does things better for your Macbook


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Sadly, El Capitan is the last OS your system will run.

Your system really doesn't have the needed power & resources to run Sierra. Many of the features Sierra has requires updated services like WiFi & Bluetooth as well as much more CPU power & RAM.

I would recommend you look at getting a used i5 or i7 based system as it will support Sierra.

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