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So I have established that I have a Macbook 8.1 that apparently can run High Sierra. Problem is I can't download from app store because it says it requires 10.8.0 to perform that task.

The Macbook will be used by wife for mainly browsing, iTunes, word processing and other stuff. I have a PC with Linux and Hackintosh for all my heavy dev stuff so not worried about High Sierra running possibly slow but if it is dreadful I'll just update the RAM and possibly upgrade to an SSD.

I have been told that it might be a good idea to create a bootable DVD and install from that instead. So was wondering where I can get an official .iso (or .dmg?) of High Sierra or would you guys recommend taking it to Apple to do this?

  • How did you get the macOS for your Hackintosh? Can't you download it from the App store on that machine? – Allan Jan 5 '18 at 2:52
  • Well its an AMD so got it from amd-osx.com so not sure if its the same thing? Are these images all the same or do different sources change the image abit? Also the download is a .dmg file that I turned into a bootable usb with transmac so could just use that? – sharpCodes Jan 5 '18 at 3:04
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    From what I read, they don't supply an installer. You have to source it. I don't use Hackintosh, but it would be worth a shot to download an installer (or at least attempt to do so.) – Allan Jan 5 '18 at 3:09
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    Looks like I need to upgrade to El Captain first. According to the apple site. apple.com/au/macos/how-to-upgrade so will give that a go tonight and then get back to this thread. – sharpCodes Jan 5 '18 at 3:22
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    Technically, it's provided at no charge for use on a Mac computer. – Allan Jan 5 '18 at 3:39

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