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Ronald Davis
This version of OS X 10.11 cannot be installed on this computer
on Oct 9, 2015 at 2:04:59 pm

I can't access the free update for the El Capitan OS X on my iMac. This one has Mavericks 10.9.5 pre-installed. Every time I try to update it from the app store, I get this message :

"This version of OS X 10.11 cannot be installed on this computer"

I googled around for a while, but I got a few suggestions that I wasn't too sure of. I can't even find OS X Yosemite. Any solutions?


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John Davidson
Re: This version of OS X 10.11 cannot be installed on this computer
on Oct 9, 2015 at 6:59:13 pm

What model mac do you have?

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Ronald Davis
Re: This version of OS X 10.11 cannot be installed on this computer
on Oct 9, 2015 at 7:44:23 pm

It's an iMac with:

16 GB of memory
Mac Pro Start Up Disk
2 x 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor
OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 software.

I have more than enough space, I mean, I can seamlessly run Photoshop, After Effects, The internet and Final Cut Pro X at the same time with speed. I'm confused as to why I get this message.


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John Davidson
Re: This version of OS X 10.11 cannot be installed on this computer
on Oct 9, 2015 at 10:13:17 pm

You find your iMac version by clicking the Apple icon and selecting 'about this mac'. As long as your iMac is newer than 2007 your mac should qualify.
http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/190744/which-macs-are-compatible-w...

Here is the OS X Yosemite Combo link directly from Apple.
https://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1832/en_US/osxupdcombo10.10.5.dmg

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Ronald Davis
Re: This version of OS X 10.11 cannot be installed on this computer
on Oct 9, 2015 at 11:13:44 pm

I used the serial number to try to find the make and model and It says:

Intro: August 7, 2006* Disc: January 8, 2008

Does this mean mine is out of date? (Please tell me the Disc is what counts :/ )


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John Davidson
Re: This version of OS X 10.11 cannot be installed on this computer
on Oct 10, 2015 at 12:12:47 am

What does the 'about this mac' say is the year model?

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.


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Ronald Davis
Re: This version of OS X 10.11 cannot be installed on this computer
on Oct 12, 2015 at 3:44:42 pm

Super late, my bad.

It doesn't say the year it was made. Only the standard dates 1986-2015.

I've used the serial number several times to find the make and model, but I fear that this is the older one that can't be upgraded.


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magret dosey
Re: This version of OS X 10.11 cannot be installed on this computer
on Oct 23, 2015 at 6:48:00 am

The backend system will automatically detect whether the machine is eligible for the new update. If says no, then probably your machine is kind of out dated.


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