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    I run a 2011 Mac with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5.
    I got an error message when i tried to download the High Sierra software as my system is too old and it needs OS 10.8 to do it. Other forums seem to suggest it is possible. Any ideas?
    06-30-2018 09:22 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    • The following devices are supported by macOS High Sierra:

    • Mac Pro (mid 2010 or newer)
    • iMac (late 2009 or newer)
    • Mac mini (mid 2010 or newer)
    • MacBook Pro (mid 2010 or newer)
    • MacBook (late 2009 or newer)
    • MacBook Air (late 2010 or newer)

    Some older devices are compatible, but won't support certain features. If your Mac is from early 2012 or older, you might want to consider whether upgrading is worth it. SOURCE: https://www.imore.com/how-to-download-macos

    Your "Mac" should be compatible. With that in mind, go ahead and upgrade to Mountain Lion and then try to install High Sierra.
    06-30-2018 10:45 AM
  3. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I run a 2011 Mac with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5.
    I got an error message when i tried to download the High Sierra software as my system is too old and it needs OS 10.8 to do it. Other forums seem to suggest it is possible. Any ideas?
    The good news is it can be done, bit it's a two-three step process:

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    These articles should help:

    https://www.imore.com/how-to-download-macos

    https://www.imore.com/should-you-upgrade-your-mac


    Thanks.
    06-30-2018 11:43 AM

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