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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 can’t auto sync due to not having the correct OSX and I see no Software Update option in Settings so I’m 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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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/...5-2.9-13-early-2015-retina-display-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 can’t auto sync due to not having the correct OSX:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Goo...69i57j69i64.4446j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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




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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/...5-2.9-13-early-2015-retina-display-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 can’t auto sync due to not having the correct OSX:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Goo...69i57j69i64.4446j0j7&sourceid=chrome&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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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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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.

Back up first :)
 

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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?

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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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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At least you have the option of keeping an old Chrome or Firefox. Apple doesn't allow us older versions of Safari.

I know I'm a broken record with mac-torrent-download but I can't get there with any modern browser so the security 'fault' may be in the OS itself.
 

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At least you have the option of keeping an old Chrome or Firefox. Apple doesn't allow us older versions of Safari.

I know I'm a broken record with mac-torrent-download but I can't get there with any modern browser so the security 'fault' may be in the OS itself.

I can still use my old version of Safari, but I don't bother very much with it as it quit working with so many sites even while it was "supported" that I finally had to switch to a different browser.

As for your Mac-torrent problems, is it possible you have a third party utility or application running that's interfering and "keeping you safe"???



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As for your Mac-torrent problems, is it possible you have a third party utility or application running that's interfering and "keeping you safe"???
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Either that or my modern browsers keeping me safe. Maybe whatever ad-, spam- or popup-blockers are in the mix. Too frustrating to try & troubleshoot. But I miss that site!
 

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Either that or my modern browsers keeping me safe. Maybe whatever ad-, spam- or popup-blockers are in the mix. Too frustrating to try & troubleshoot. But I miss that site!

Try using Google Chrome, but to access that "Forbidden Site", use the optional "Incognito Window" and then add the inaccessible URL address.

It just may work. I'm not sure if one has to check or change anything in its preferences or not.

These same method works for me to access normally unavailable or other normally inaccessible sites. I never did bother trying to figure out who or what is putting the restriction on certain sites.

Good luck.


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Try using Google Chrome, but to access that "Forbidden Site", use the optional "Incognito Window" and then add the inaccessible URL address.
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Thanks, Patrick. The site itself is not suspect, each torrent page will not resolve. Tried the Chrome trick. No dice so far.
 

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Thanks, Patrick. The site itself is not suspect, each torrent page will not resolve. Tried the Chrome trick. No dice so far.

Hmmm....??? Does Transmission.app or any torrent type app work?

I wonder what the point of the site is if no application can access it!!!
Or does it really even exist In the real world.



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The story so far...

Hmmm....??? Does Transmission.app or any torrent type app work?
I wonder what the point of the site is if no application can access it!!!
Or does it really even exist In the real world.
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Thanks, Patrick. I use Transmission all the time.

Yes, the site exists. I used it to keep my software updated for years.

I'm pretty sure it's because the site must use redirects to earn some revenue. Took me 15 clicks on the first torrent before I got to this page below.

Used to click on the long blue d/l bar which got you a torrent in a couple of steps. They're password-protected; p/w is in the info PDF.

Pain in the ASCII, eh!
 

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I'm pretty sure it's because the site must use redirects to earn some revenue. Took me 15 clicks on the first torrent before I got to this page below.

Used to click on the long blue d/l bar which got you a torrent in a couple of steps. They're password-protected; p/w is in the info PDF.

Pain in the ASCII, eh!


Yup... That is by far way too much Involvement and a PITA to be bothered with for me.

At least I guess it is fairly safe with that much of a hassle to access.



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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!
I had a MacBook Air laying around that I just updated to Catalina. I wiped it and did a fresh install. If you’re talking about Mac-torrent-download dot net, I can get there in Safari on Catalina, but why in the world would you want to? Anything I click on to download there are 3 to 4 new tabs that open up saying flash player was out of date, I need Mac keeper, and all sorts of other BS. I get pop ups when I click the X to close it opens even more tabs. I never was able to figure out how to even download anything. Unless I’m at the wrong dot site, it’s nothing but Clickbait.
 

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Clickbait

I had a MacBook Air laying around that I just updated to Catalina. I wiped it and did a fresh install. If you’re talking about Mac-torrent-download dot net, I can get there in Safari on Catalina, but why in the world would you want to? Anything I click on to download there are 3 to 4 new tabs that open up saying flash player was out of date, I need Mac keeper, and all sorts of other BS. I get pop ups when I click the X to close it opens even more tabs. I never was able to figure out how to even download anything. Unless I’m at the wrong dot site, it’s nothing but Clickbait.
Thank you, Reboot! There was always some clickbait there and, to be honest, I don't mind a good pirate paying for their hosting. But you got exactly the same problem I had. Can't ever seem to get to the actual torrents! It's a drag because they used to be so reliable and it sure looks like the site has everything! There's gotta be a way! I have a Mac Mini I use as a media server. I think I'll get my techs on it.
 
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