Update

Guidelines and recommendations for updating or upgrading your Mac or PC.

Recommended steps for macOS

Check Installation Requirements

Verify that your Mac model in under the supported devices compatible with the new version of macOS. Additionally, make sure you have enough available storage space.

Verify App Compatibility

It is important to check if your apps are or will be compatible with the new version of macOS. This ensures a smooth transition with minimal downtime.

Connect to Power

If your portable Mac loses power while updating/upgrading, it may require a full re-install of the OS. Make sure to plug in your power adapter.

Backup your Data

While is not very common to experience issues while macOS is updating, it is recommended to do both an onsite and offsite backup of your Mac before upgrading the system.

Verify

After the update/upgrade it is important that you verify your applications are working and files are all accesible. It is always a great idea to also review Apple’s website, macOS User Guide and support articles to familiarize yourself with the new version.

Recommended steps for macOS

Check Installation Requirements

Verify that your Mac model in under the supported devices compatible with the new version of macOS. Additionally, make sure you have enough available storage space.

Verify App Compatibility

It is important to check if your apps are or will be compatible with the new version of macOS. This ensures a smooth transition with minimal downtime.

Backup your Data

While is not very common to experience issues while macOS is updating, it is recommended to do both an onsite and offsite backup of your Mac before upgrading the system.

Connect to Power

If your portable Mac loses power while updating/upgrading, it may require a full re-install of the OS. Make sure to plug in your power adapter.

Verify

After the update/upgrade it is important that you verify your applications are working and files are all accesible. It is always a great idea to also review Apple’s website, macOS User Guide and support articles to familiarize yourself with the new version.

Recommended steps for Windows

Check if your PC is supported

Starting with Windows 11, your motherboard must meet specific security requirements along with your CPU model. Before moving to a new version of Windows always check your PC specs are compatible.

Create a Recovery Drive

Windows does not have a built-in auto recovery solution but it does allow users to create a Recovery Drive in case an upgrade encounters issues, this should be your step number one.

Connect to Power

Connect to a power source while the Windows PC is updating as the entire upgrade process may take between 30 to 60 minutes.

Backup your Data

You should have an up to date backup of your Windows PC in case you need to restore data after the upgrade. There are several third party backup solutions available for Windows.

Disable or Uninstall Any Antivirus

If you are using a malware or antivirus software other than Windows Security, it is recommended to disable or uninstall prior to the upgrade. Third party antivirus apps may cause issues before, during and after the upgrade.

Verify

After the upgrade, check your applications and files, make sure all is working. Review Microsoft’s resources regarding Windows updates and changelogs.

Recommended steps for Windows

Check if your PC is supported

Starting with Windows 11, your motherboard must meet specific security requirements along with your CPU model. Before moving to a new version of Windows always check your PC specs are compatible.

Create a Recovery Drive

Windows does not have a built-in auto recovery solution but it does allow users to create a Recovery Drive in case an upgrade encounters issues, this should be your step number one.

Backup your Data

You should have an up to date backup of your Windows PC in case you need to restore data after the upgrade. There are several third party backup solutions available for Windows.

Connect to Power

Connect to a power source while the Windows PC is updating as the entire upgrade process may take between 30 to 60 minutes.

Disable or Uninstall Any Antivirus

If you are using a malware or antivirus software other than Windows Security, it is recommended to disable or uninstall prior to the upgrade. Third party antivirus apps may cause issues before, during and after the upgrade.

Verify

After the upgrade, check your applications and files, make sure all is working. Review Microsoft’s resources regarding Windows updates and changelogs.

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