2009 mac mini el capitan
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Be aware it is an awful big jump so backup everything to an external drive and do a clean install. How much free space on that small hard drive and how much memory? And don't expect too much same old processor and graphics six years old soon to be seven will show its age. With those limitations go for it. Using OS X. Thank you Harry, for the welcome. I upgraded the Mac Mini to 8 GB memory. The hard drive has about GB of free space. I have it backed up to a time capsule. How important is it to do a clean install, instead of installing over Snow Leopard?
I was hoping to not to have to choose what to restore from back-up and re-install apps. You don't have to. If you do a Time Machine backup and restore from it, you should have no need to "choose" anything, or "restore" anything apart from Pro apps like Microsoft Office, Adobe pro apps, that sort of thing. If you do a bootable clone and restore from that, you won't even most likely have the issue with the pro apps.
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For some reason, every last remaining Snow Leopard hold out has finally decided that now is the time to upgrade. What's your RAM configuration? Check in "about this Mac" to make sure of what it's seeing. Also some of my older installs needed to re-downloaded acted like they were out of date. I'm also downloading El Capitan now to remake a new install USB stick don't think that's the issue though. I did notice one post on another site that indicated there might be something date sensitive in the "Install OS X El Capitan.
I might try that next.
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Before changing your date, check the date of the OS X installation. You don't want to try install on a date before it came out.
After reviewing the process in the Apple support site, I updated the firmware and did a clean install of El Capitan I left the date alone. It installed and appears to be working as intended. I would not have thought about memory without your suggestion. I believe the issue was the 8 Gb memory installed by the seller just before I bought it without the necessary firmware upgrade. The Everymac. Thank you so much for your insightful suggestions!!!
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