Upgrade From El Capitan To High Sierra

  

If you’re running any release from macOS 10.13 to 10.9, you can upgrade to macOS Big Sur from the App Store. If you’re running Mountain Lion 10.8, you will need to upgrade to El Capitan 10.11 first. If you don’t have broadband access, you can upgrade your Mac at any Apple Store. Learn more about how to upgrade. Yes, you can upgrade El Capitan to High Sierra if the hardware in your profile GA-Z170X-UD3 CPU:Intel Core i7 6700K 4.00 is what you want to upgrade from El Capitan to MacOS High Sierra 10.13.0. (may be up to 10.13.2).

Here’s how to upgrade from El Capitan to Sierra. Download High Sierra from the App Store. High Sierra is available for download from the App Store. To get it, follow these steps: Open the Mac App Store by simply clicking on the App Store icon in the dock. Navigate to the Featured tab. Find macOS Sierra in the rightmost column and click on it. Answer (1 of 2): Q: How do I upgrade my Mac from El Capitan to High Sierra? A: According to Apple: Check compatibility You can upgrade to macOS High Sierra from OS. If you don’t have broadband access, you can upgrade your Mac at any Apple Store. Learn more about how to upgrade. Yes, you can upgrade El Capitan to High Sierra if the hardware in your profile GA-Z170X-UD3 CPU:Intel Core i7 6700K 4.00 is what you want to upgrade from El Capitan to MacOS High Sierra 10.13.0. (may be up to 10.13.2).

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The day has come, High Sierra is available for upgrade. In case you were hesitant about whether you should rush to do it, don’t be. It’s a solid improvement with a whole bunch of new features. The new Apple File System and the end of autoplaying videos in Safari browser alone are worth it. You can check our separate entry on High Sierra features if you want. So, let us proceed to the macOS update and preparation.

Important notice: Apple has recently pulled down macOS Sierra installer from the Mac App Store. This means that if you decide to upgrade now, the only OS you’ll be able to go back to is El Capitan. We kindly advise you to consider this before upgrading and make sure you’ll be willing to keep High Sierra for the next year.

Can your Mac update macOS this time?

Here are all the Mac models that are fit to run the latest OS 10.13.

MacBook Pro (2010 and later)MacBook (late 2009 and later)MacBook Air (2010 and later)
iMac (late 2009 and later)Mac Pro (2010 and later)Mac Mini (2010 and later)

Does your Mac have enough space and RAM?

Hardware requirements haven’t changed since last time, so it’s still like this:

Required memory:
2GB or more
Require disk storage:
8.8GB
Prepare Mac for the upgrade
Сleanup and backup

A few things before you install new macOS 10.13 High Sierra

To check your available disk space, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen and choose About this Mac.

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Clean up your Mac

Mac software update always works better on a clean computer, without old cache files, leftovers, and random system junk. So before you go get yourself that new High Sierra download and run it, make sure you have a clean Mac. There’s a great app for that, CleanMyMac. It deals with all kinds of system and hard drive trash in minutes, so you don’t have to lift a finger looking for junk manually.

Don’t forget to back up important data

Another step that needs to be remembered at all times: back up. Back it all up.

Upgrades are mostly safe and stable but you really don’t want to be that one accidental glitch in the system where your files get corrupted. So a proper backup is a must. You can get a powerful software for the job, Get Backup Pro. It’s faster and more secure than the native Time Machine.

Check Hard Disk for Errors, Health, Bad Sectors before upgrade macOS

You might also want to check your disk for errors before upgrading.

You can do it with Disk Utility app:

  1. Simply open Disk Utility app
  2. Click on First Aid and run it. It will check your startup disk for possible errors and fix them if it finds anything.

And run disk bad sector checking with Disk Drill app:

Should you upgrade or get a clean install?

First, you probably want to know what’s the difference between the two. Upgrade is a simple installation of a new system over the old one, where the core software gets upgraded while your files and system preferences remain intact.

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A clean install, on the other hand, is a more radical way of upgrade that removes all your files on the hard drive. Now, why would you want that? Well, your system could’ve been misbehaving lately, your hard drive overloaded and you don’t feel like cleaning it, or you just want that feeling of a brand new Mac again. In this case you’ll have to upload the files you still need in the cloud or save them on another drive.

How to download macOS High Sierra

This is pretty easy, even though not always fast. Your latest macOS download is on the Mac App Store.

So, follow these steps to download and update macOS:

  1. Make sure you have a fast and stable WiFi connection. Don’t use public networks in cafes/hotels for upgrades, they can be of poor quality and interrupt the process.
  2. Open the App Store app on your Mac.
  3. Fin the last tab in the top menu, Updates.
  4. Click it.
  5. One of the updates is macOS High Sierra.
  6. Click Update.
  7. Your download has started.
  8. High Sierra will update automatically when downloaded.

After you upgrade to new macOS 10.13

While you’re enjoying your new system, here’s how to make your experience even better. New macOS always feels like a fresh start, which means it’s time to take care of your Mac. With Setapp subscription you not only get CleanMyMac and Get Backup Pro that we mentioned earlier, but a whole collection of super-handy applications.

For instance, Setapp has apps to keep your Mac safe and healthy, like iStat Menus with real-time performance analytics. You can see how your Mac is doing, is it overheating or running out of RAM, view battery life, and a whole set of other indicators. iStat Menus is a real heart monitor for computers and it lets you catch every minor issue before it gets major.

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There’s also Disk Drill app to recover your data. It’s a handy app with a bunch of irreplaceable features like restoring your files in case the drive was corrupted, analyzing your disk to see what hogs space on it, and duplicate file removal. So everything you need on Mac in one app subscription. Give it a spin, it’s free for a week.

We hope this guide has been of help to you. Have a good upgrade, cheers!

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To get the latest features and maintain the security, stability, compatibility and performance of your Mac, it's important to keep your software up to date. Apple recommends that you always use the latest macOS that is compatible with your Mac.

Find out how to upgrade to macOS Big Sur, the latest version of macOS.

Check compatibility

If a macOS installer can't be used on your Mac, the installer will let you know. For example, it may say that it's too old to be opened on this version of macOS, or that your Mac doesn't have enough free storage space for the installation.

To confirm compatibility before downloading, check the minimum requirements for macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan or Yosemite. You can also find compatibility information on the product-ID page for MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook, iMac, Mac mini or Mac Pro.

Make a backup

Before installing, it’s a good idea to back up your Mac. Time Machine makes it simple, and other backup methods are also available. Find out how to back up your Mac.

Download macOS

El Capitan Installer. Mac operating system’s twelfth major version is the El Capitan Installer (version 10.11). All the Mac computers which don’t have the privilege to upgrade to MacOS High Sierra or the computers that need to upgrade to El Capitan first, can download this twelfth version on the computer. MacOS High Sierra 10.13 can upgrade Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks or Mountain Lion Safari downloads the following older installers as a disk image named InstallOS.dmg or InstallMacOSX.dmg. Open the disk image, then open the.pkg installer inside the disk image. MacOS High Sierra 10.13 can upgrade Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion Safari downloads the following older installers as a disk image named InstallOS.dmg or InstallMacOSX.dmg. Open the disk image, then open the.pkg installer inside the disk image.

It takes time to download and install macOS, so make sure you're plugged into AC power and have a reliable Internet connection.

Safari uses these links to find the old installers in the App Store. After being downloaded from the App Store, the installer opens automatically.

  • macOS Catalina 10.15 can upgrade Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite or Mavericks
  • macOS Mojave 10.14 can upgrade High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks or Mountain Lion
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13 can upgrade Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks or Mountain Lion

Can I Upgrade From El Capitan To High Sierra 10.13

I need to dmg file to write usb with transmac bot when i bought max os x el capitan’ send me a dvd 9,in dvd9 a file with rdr format and a program to write rdr files.in rdr file a part with clover ver 2.3k and install el capitan partition.i write in 16gb usb and connect it in back panel of pc in usb 2.0 work and i go to clover and set boot. In case you have OS X Snow Leopard or Lion, but want to upgrade to macOS High Sierra, follow the steps below: To download Mac OS X El Capitan from the App Store, follow the link: Download OS X El Capitan. On the El Capitan, click the Download button. Next, a file Install OS X El Capitan will download into the Applications folder.

Upgrade From El Capitan To High Sierra

Safari downloads the following older installers as a disk image named InstallOS.dmg or InstallMacOSX.dmg. Open the disk image, then open the .pkg installer inside the disk image. It installs an app named Install [Version Name]. Open that app from your Applications folder to start installing the operating system.

  • macOS Sierra 10.12 can upgrade El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion or Lion
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11 can upgrade Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10can upgrade Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard

Install macOS

Follow the onscreen instructions in the installer. It may be easiest to start the installation in the evening so that it can be completed overnight, if needed.

If the installer asks for permission to install a helper tool, enter the administrator name and password that you use to log in to your Mac, then click Add Helper.

Please allow the installation to finish without putting your Mac to sleep or closing its lid. Your Mac may restart, show a progress bar or show a blank screen several times while macOS and related firmware updates are being installed.

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You may also be able to use macOS Recovery to reinstall the macOS you're using now, upgrade to the latest compatible macOS or install the macOS that came with your Mac.