I have OS 6.1.6 on a Macbook air mid 2011 with 256 and 4 GB. Can I upgrade to El Captain? If not what should I upgrade to?

  • Asked about:  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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    A mid-2011 Macbook air probably was released with OS 10.6 or OS 10.7.

    Either way, if you have OS 10.6.8 or later, you have the App Store app on your Mac. Through the App Store app you can download El Capitan for free and install it. It will run on a mid-2011 MacBook air with at least 2GB of memory.

    If you are running an earlier version of OS 10.6 than OS 10.6.8, go to the Apple Menu and select Software Update to bring your system up to OS 10.6.8.