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Forum, I would like to put OSX 10.12 Sierra onto a MacBook Pro from 2009 that is currently running OSX 10.11 El Capitan. I cannot find it on the Apple web site. I would like to put Boot Camp onto this MacBook so that I can run either Win XP or Win 7. The processor that I have is an Intel Dou Core running at 2.8 GHZ. Any ideas on either one? Thanks
 
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Hello and welcome.

This article may help:
How to upgrade to macOS Sierra

Let us know if that solves it for you. Also, we strongly suggest following Apple's suggestion of making a backup of your data before upgrading.

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Hello and welcome.

This article may help:
How to upgrade to macOS Sierra

Let us know if that solves it for you. Also, we strongly suggest following Apple's suggestion of making a backup of your data before upgrading.

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Unfortunately, the installer would not let the download continue. How can I get a copy of a version of Boot Camp that can run on OS X 10.11 El Capitan? Thanks!
 

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Hello,

-Not sure what you mean by "the installer would not let the download continue."?
-El Capitan has Boot Camp - the Boot Camp Assistant is in Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities. Have you tried running it to setup Windows? It should setup Boot Camp and should support Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 at least.
-How much free space is left on your drive?

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Hello,

-Not sure what you mean by "the installer would not let the download continue."?
-El Capitan has Boot Camp - the Boot Camp Assistant is in Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities. Have you tried running it to setup Windows? It should setup Boot Camp and should support Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 at least.
-How much free space is left on your drive?

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Thanks Cory! I had assumed that El Capitan didn't have Boot Camp. I had tried to upload Boot Camp from the Apple web site and that was the response I got. I want to use Windows XP to run some of my older Windows based games.
 

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Cory, How do I set up a USB drive as Fat single partition? It has been formatted as Fat but Boot Camp setup keeps telling that it needs to be FAT single partition. Any ideas?
 

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OK...

In Disk Utility:
-Click on the drive in the left pane - the line with the disclosure arrow, not the indented name with the eject icon
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-Click Erase
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-Change Format: to MS-DOS (FAT)
-Change Scheme: to Master Boot Record
-Click Erase

That should format it properly for use with Boot Camp

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