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How To Obtain/Download macOS 10.12 Sierra

Article ID = 164
Article Title = How To Obtain/Download macOS 10.12 Sierra
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 20th September 2016
Article Last Updated = 21st September 2016
Article URL = http://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?164

Article Brief Description:
Details of how to obtain/download macOS 10.12 Sierra

How To Obtain macOS 10.12 Sierra From The Mac App Store

  1. Prepare for macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  2. To be safe:
    • Restart your computer.
    • Quit all running applications.
    • Disconnect all USB/FireWire devices.
    • Eject all optical discs.
    • Unmount all servers.
  3. Make sure you are connected to the internet by using a web browser to go to Apple.
  4. Go to macOS 10.12 Sierra on the Mac App Store Buy it now on the Mac App Store.
  5. This should open the Mac App Store application (if it doesn't click the "View in Mac App Store" button).
  6. In the Mac App Store application click the "Buy" button.
  7. Enter your Apple ID and password.
  8. The macOS Sierra installer should start to download (an icon will appear in your Dock with a progress bar).
  9. NOTE: The Sierra installer is ~5GB in size. Without a fast internet connection the progress bar will take some time to actually show any progress - be patient while Lion downloads (go watch a film or two, do the shopping, get some sleep, etc).
  10. When the Sierra installer has downloaded it will automatically launch and ask you to continue.
  11. Do not click Continue yet.
  12. Quit the Sierra installer (yes, quit it).
  13. Go to Macintosh HD > Applications and make a copy of/backup the "Install macOS Sierra" item (~5GB in size) e.g. copy it to another disk or USB stick
  14. You may also want to obtain the macOS install disc image.
  15. Go to Macintosh HD > Applications and open "Install macOS Sierra".
  16. Follow the on screen instructions.
  17. Once Sierra has installed you should:

macOS 10.12 Sierra Volume Licensing

Sierra is FREE so you can download and install it on as many compatible Macs as you like.

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