0

My oldish MacMini has a fresh install of Yosemite (OSX 10.10.5). I go to iTunes, check for updates, and request to download 12.8.1.

MacOS then sends my to app store updates, suggesting an update which includes macOS High Sierra (see screenshot).

Is there a way to install the new iTunes without installing all these updates?

  • Did you ever 'purchase' El Capitan? If it's in your history, that might be a better place to 'hold station' if you don't want the Sierras. If so, see apple.stackexchange.com/questions/309399/… otherwise you won't be able to access it. – Tetsujin Jun 27 at 16:46
  • No, I did not. But would this work?: support.apple.com/kb/dl1885?locale=en_US – minisaurus Jun 27 at 16:54
  • No - see the linked question above. It is almost impossible to [officially] get hold of an older macOS/OS X if you don't already have it/own it. A combo updater will not work to upgrade to El Cap, only to update a lower minor version of El Cap. – Tetsujin Jun 27 at 16:56
1

Always check out Apple Support

https://support.apple.com/kb/dl1977?locale=en_US

There is a link to a 10.10.5 compatible version of iTunes 12.8.2. You must click this link for the 10.10.5 compatible version.

https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/itunes12/041-37721-20190206-950874F8-AAA0-4373-96E9-A995A9B354C7/iTunes12.8.1.dmg

The 'Read before you install iTunes' document that is within the DMG states that 10.10.5 is supported on this version of iTunes.

  • When I try to install it, it says "This software is not supported on your system"!? – minisaurus Jun 27 at 16:38
  • Not to be picky, but the actual DL link is to 12.8.1 for 10.10.5 - that would tell me 12.8.2 won't run on Yosemite. – Tetsujin Jun 27 at 16:39
  • I downloaded the "10.10.5 users download iTunes 12.8.1 here" version, that's the one that gave the error – minisaurus Jun 27 at 16:49
  • you need to download the iTunes that is found in the link "10.10.5 users download iTunes 12.8.1 here". I posted that link above in the answer. This version is supported by your MacOS within the included docs, so perhaps a call to Apple is needed – cmason Jun 27 at 18:06
  • 1
    I had downloaded that one. However, it appears I needed to install the Security Update 2017-003 10.10.5 first - which was in the list of suggestions from the App Store. After I installed the Security Update the "10.10.5 users download iTunes 12.8.1 here" install then worked. – minisaurus Jun 28 at 14:41

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .