Solved! Macbook pro won’t upgrade from sierra to mojave

bart4dan

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Tried to upgrade macbook pro mid 2010 from sierra to mojave. I get a message saying laptop can’t upgrade to mojave.
 

Phillip Corcoran

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Could be because of your MacBook's graphics card. This from Apple support:

macOS Mojave requires a graphics card that supports Metal, an Apple technology that lets the system and apps efficiently tap into the capabilities of today’s graphics processors (GPUs). The graphics cards offered by Apple in Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac Pro (Mid 2012) don't have GPUs that support Metal, so these systems require upgraded graphics cards in order to install macOS Mojave.

Before you upgrade to macOS Mojave on these Mac Pro models, you need to update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 and then make sure that your graphics card is compatible. You also need to turn off FileVault.


Full support guide:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201475

 

Phillip Corcoran

Splendid
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Could be because of your MacBook's graphics card. This from Apple support:

macOS Mojave requires a graphics card that supports Metal, an Apple technology that lets the system and apps efficiently tap into the capabilities of today’s graphics processors (GPUs). The graphics cards offered by Apple in Mac Pro (Mid 2010) and Mac Pro (Mid 2012) don't have GPUs that support Metal, so these systems require upgraded graphics cards in order to install macOS Mojave.

Before you upgrade to macOS Mojave on these Mac Pro models, you need to update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 and then make sure that your graphics card is compatible. You also need to turn off FileVault.


Full support guide:
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201475

 

BadAsAl

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The cutoff is around 2012 models and later so you cannot officially install Mojave which is why it won't let you.
There is a way but it requires a patched installer and you won't be able to update the OS through the App Store.
 
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