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How To Obtain/Download macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Article ID = 184
Article Title = How To Obtain/Download macOS 10.13 High Sierra
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 25th September 2017
Article Last Updated = 27th September 2017
Article URL = http://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?184

Article Brief Description:
Details of how to obtain/download macOS 10.13 High Sierra

How To Obtain macOS 10.13 High Sierra From The Mac App Store

  1. Prepare for macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
  2. To be safe:
    • Restart your computer.
    • Quit all running applications.
    • Disconnect all external devices except for monitor, keyboard, mouse and required storage volumes.
    • 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 10.13 High 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", "Get", "Install" or "Download" button.
  7. Enter your Apple ID and password if you are not already signed in to the Mac App Store.
  8. macOS High Sierra downloads and installs in one of two different ways - we don't currently know how to determine which but once we do we'll update this article
    1. macOS High Sierra installer stub version ~20MB
      • The initial macOS High Sierra installer should start to download (an icon will appear in your Dock with a progress bar).
      • NOTE: The initial macOS High Sierra installer is ~20MB in size so will download very quickly - this is not the full installer though.
      • When the macOS High Sierra installer has downloaded it will automatically launch and ask you to continue.
      • Follow the on screen instructions choosing where you want to install macOS High Sierra.
      • NOTE: The full macOS High Sierra installation files will now download and install - they are ~5GB in total size. Without a fast internet connection the progress bar will take some time to actually show any progress - be patient while it downloads (go watch a film or two, do the shopping, get some sleep, etc).
      • Once the full macOS 10.13 High Sierra installation files have downloaded, the stub installer will pause and wait for you to click "Restart" which will restart your computer and install the new operating system
    2. macOS High Sierra full installer version ~5GB
      • The macOS High Sierra full installer should start to download (an icon will appear in your Dock with a progress bar).
      • NOTE: The High Sierra full 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 it downloads (go watch a film or two, do the shopping, get some sleep, etc).
      • When the High Sierra full installer has downloaded it will automatically launch and ask you to continue.
      • Do not click Continue yet.
      • Quit the High Sierra installer (yes, quit it).
      • Go to Macintosh HD > Applications and make a copy of/backup the "Install macOS High Sierra" item (~5GB in size) e.g. copy it to another disk or USB stick
      • You may also want to obtain the macOS install disc image.
      • Go to Macintosh HD > Applications and open "Install macOS High Sierra".
      • Follow the on screen instructions choosing where you want to install macOS High Sierra.
  9. Once macOS 10.13 High Sierra has installed you should:

macOS 10.13 High Sierra Volume Licensing

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

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