Download macOS High Sierra using Mojave?

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  1. Eagle36 macrumors member

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    Does any know how to get macOS Hight Sierra using the Mojave Beta App Store app? I want to create a bootable USB version of macOS High Sierra for install on another computer and can seem to find it anywhere using the new App Store app.

    Prior to Mojave there was a purchased tab at the top of the App Store app to download prior purchases as well as macOS versions.

    I can see other App Store purchases using "My account" but it does not have macOS High Sierra...
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Open your App Store.
    Click on your account. You may need to sign in.
    Click on the Manage link under Hidden Items, and click the Done button.
    That should show your other purchases, such as older macOS installers.
    I show macOS High Sierra at the top of that page. I don't remember why it started to show up there, but it may have been after I downloaded High Sierra recently while booted from an older system, so not sure what you will see there.
    I expect that the App Store will continue to get "tweaks" during the beta testing.
    (It's also one of the reasons that I have a an older bootable system on another drive. I think it is 10.12 Sierra. I boot to that to go back into the more-familiar App Store, where purchases and updates are in one place. The Mojave beta App Store/updates are not quite intuitive for me yet, and I greatly prefer the opening page on the App store that shows current Apple software, if that's what I want to see --- including that current info/download page for High Sierra.
    It's kind of a minor rant for me... I hope it improves by the time Mojave is in final release.
     
  3. Eagle36 thread starter macrumors member

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    I got to the purchased screen as you described but for me I did not have High Sierra in the list. I think it was because I initially got High Sierra as a beta copy...

    I agree I think the new app needs more work to make it easier to find past OS's as well as the list you described....

    Thanks
     
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  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    That's one of the reasons that I keep an OS X system a step or two older on an external drive. I can easily boot to that, it has my same AppleID so the download/purchases listed are the same.
    And -- 'tis one of those situations that can make using a beta as your primary system a bit of a mistake. :cool:
     
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  7. drlunanerd macrumors 68000

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    Another reason I guess not to run a beta OS on your only production computer.

    You could use macOS Internet Recovery to install High Sierra (or an earlier version) on your other computer initially?
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    I thought that was a good link, but I get the same "greyed out" download that you see.
    I'm not sure what the issue is there.
     
  9. drlunanerd macrumors 68000

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    On Mojave?
     
  10. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Yes, on Mojave...
    Just as a reminder, I see High Sierra in Mojave App Store, in the App purchases management screen, where it has a download button. Just not from the link that you posted.
    Maybe the link works only within the UK (?)
     
  11. drlunanerd macrumors 68000

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    I think it's a Mojave App Store issue. Link should work wherever.
     
  12. redheeler macrumors 604

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    I remember seeing an automated script for downloading a High Sierra installer directly from Apple but without using the App Store, however I can't seem to find it at the moment.

    Here is the DIY method by @ASentientBot, it's a little tricky but does produce a working installer with files from Apple's servers without using the App Store. For step three, instead of searching for the last instance, search for the second-to-last instance; this should produce latest version of High Sierra.

    @Eagle36: In the future, do not install a beta version of MacOS as the only OS on your primary or only Mac that supports it.
     
  13. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

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    You can use installinstallmacos.py to get the full installer of high sierra from within mojave. I concur that mojave doesn't let you downnload high sierra from within the mac app store because it is greyed out there. But installinstallmacos.py allows you to download it from Terminal instead.

    I put instructions here: https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...pport-for-itunes.2126709/page-7#post-26243593

    installinstallmacospy.png

    So if you want build 17G65 just type 3 and hit return. (Note build 17G2112 is only for the new 2018 mbps).
     
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    @redheeler I believe that installinstallmacos.py uses roughly the same method as my manual one (though I haven't checked the code). So might as well go with that!

    Edit: name of the script
     
  15. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

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    Actually it's called installinstallmacos.py

    But it is much easier to do with that than doing it manually. It also conveniently gives a list of available full installers to choose from.
     
  16. drlunanerd macrumors 68000

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    That's interesting, as Apple previously stopped showing Sierra and later in the Purchased section. See this support document: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201272 - "macOS Sierra or later doesn't appear in the Purchased tab."
     
  17. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Might be just for that particular Mac. I have another Mac, at a different location, but using the same AppleID account, and that one does not show High Sierra in the Purchased section. Not sure why my Mac at home is showing HS, so it remains a (nice) mystery. (HS appears in Purchased when I boot that Mac to any system with an App Store, with the oldest I can use being Mountain Lion.)
     

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