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Can you install the macOS Catalina Patcher with a hard drive

Can I install macOS Catalina patcher with a hard drive that is in a external bay or do I need a external hard drive or USB?

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You really can’t run Catalina on this series. Its not worth the effort!

Remember this series can have limited RAM (2.26GHZ - 8 GB or 2.4 GHz - 16 GB). Also you can’t run older 16 or 32 bit apps which you likely have.

Lets say you had an i-series CPU for the sake of argument - Booting up your system, from which ever drive is controlled by using the Boot Manager by pressing the Option (⌥) key when you startup your system.

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You theoretically could run Catalina on this MacBook but I really wouldn’t advise you to. It still has a Core 2 Duo and it’s just not worth it to get Catalina on with faults when High Sierra works perfectly fine on these MacBooks.

I still use High Sierra unfortunately since that’s the maximum version my iMac supports, but chances are it’s still good for the next 5 years or so.

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