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Old Oct 10th, 2020, 01:43 PM   #1
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2015 MBP: end of life?

I use my MBP for these things:
  • Connect to external DAC via optical cable (Spotify)
  • MS Office (light use)
  • General email, web browsing
  • Backup photos and Google Drive to external drives (light use; via USB)

I got a message saying Google Drive canít auto sync due to not having the correct OSX and I see no Software Update option in Settings so Iím guessing my MBP has reached its limit.

Questions: is it accurate that I can no longer update the OSX due to its age? Is it now time to replace it even though everything else works fine? Is there a way of updating the OSX any other way? IS THIS REALLY TIME TO SAY GOODBYE??
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Old Oct 10th, 2020, 02:11 PM   #2
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Questions: is it accurate that I can no longer update the OSX due to its age?

I would very much doubt that fact, and that 2015 MBP should be able to run the latest Apple macOS version:
https://everymac.com/systems/apple/m...lay-specs.html

What Mac OS version and Google Drive application version are you currently running???


BTW: did you know that your MacBook Pro probably already has a built in Internal DAC and all you might need is a Toslink adapter for your Digital Cable.

Also, have a look at some of the hits here for a Google search on your phrase: Google Drive canít auto sync due to not having the correct OSX:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Goog...hrome&ie=UTF-8

Lots of options, but note the dates for any recent changes.




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Old Oct 11th, 2020, 12:48 AM   #3
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I would very much doubt that fact, and that 2015 MBP should be able to run the latest Apple macOS version:
https://everymac.com/systems/apple/m...lay-specs.html

What Mac OS version and Google Drive application version are you currently running???


BTW: did you know that your MacBook Pro probably already has a built in Internal DAC and all you might need is a Toslink adapter for your Digital Cable.

Also, have a look at some of the hits here for a Google search on your phrase: Google Drive canít auto sync due to not having the correct OSX:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Goog...hrome&ie=UTF-8

Lots of options, but note the dates for any recent changes.




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I have El Capitan 10.11.6. but when I look for Software Upgrade, it says 'No Updates Available'.

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Old Oct 11th, 2020, 12:24 PM   #4
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I have El Capitan 10.11.6. but when I look for Software Upgrade, it says 'No Updates Available'.

That is not surprising considering how Apple has been screwing up the PS software update upgrades for sometime though.

I am really quite surprised that the software you are using that's telling you you need to update Is doing so considering you are already running El Capitan. Most current software is looking for Mac OS 10.10As a minimum.

I would really question that software.

If you want to or need to do the upgrade, just do a Google on: "How to upgrade OS 10.11 And El Capitan".

That should provide you with lots of Up to date how-to hits.

Do not forget to do a proper clone backup before you do any major OS Update.

Don't forget that some pretty serious changes Start happening with Mojave and later and no 32-bit Software will run In Catalina, and you should check compatibility of all other software If you happen to go that far.

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BTW: I just checked my own copy of Google Drive v. 2.34 and it still seems to be working fine even though I very seldom use it AtAnd I have not received Any message about upgradingAnd I am runningMac OS Mavericks v. 10/9/5!!!

So I do not know what is going on with your Mac and your Google Drive version. Something seems a bit goofy.

Maybe some other members have something to add that would help your situation.


NOTE:

Google Drive 3.48

App requirements:
Intel 64
OS X 10.11.0 or later

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/62170/google-drive



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Old Oct 15th, 2020, 08:57 AM   #5
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I have El Capitan 10.11.6. but when I look for Software Upgrade, it says 'No Updates Available'.
It's been a while, but I'm pretty sure Software update only looks for your current OS updates. To go past El Capitain you'd need to go to App Store, find the newest OS, and install from there.

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To go past El Capitain you'd need to go to App Store, find the newest OS, and install from there.

I wonder if the OP was able to find the Mac OS Upgrade they were wanting.

I haven't noticed any recent posting from them on the matter.



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I have a 15"5 MacBook Pro that I used to use to run a wide format printer. Being out of service for what I was using it for I did a clean install to repurpose it. Catalina installed with no issue and is supported. I think the issue is probably the old OS you are on as you will probably have to upgrade a few OS's before you can get to the latest.

Security changes and browsers become unsecured on older non upgraded machines which is why Google and others limit use to supported versions.
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Whose security?

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Security changes and browsers become unsecured on older non upgraded machines which is why Google and others limit use to supported versions.
I think the user should be able to decide their own security. It's frustrating in extremis I can't get to Mac-Torrent-Download due to over-the-top security. Should be an 'off' switch!
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I think the user should be able to decide their own security. It's frustrating in extremis I can't get to Mac-Torrent-Download due to over-the-top security. Should be an 'off' switch!

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Old Oct 16th, 2020, 11:35 AM   #10
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Security changes and browsers become unsecured on older non upgraded machines which is why Google and others limit use to supported versions.

Browsers etc. don't really become anymore "unsecured" than they were when they were fully supported. The older versions Just may not include some of the newer security features and stuff.

My older Google Chrome that I am using with Mavericks Just says that it is "Out of date", But it still works for everything I need or want to do with it.

But I still don't understand why Apple makes it so hard for some users to upgrade to a more recent compatible Operating System as witnessed by many on several mac forums.



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