Fresh install: Combo update VS App Store Update

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by dsnio, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. dsnio macrumors newbie

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    Hey there. Would like to know whether there is any difference between Combo update (~2GB) and App Store Update (~4GB) of High Seirra. Currently I'm at 10.12.X in my MBP 15". Which of the above you guys recommend for a fresh install?

    Thanks in advance for your response :)
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

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    To go from 10.12.x to 10.13.x, you must use the full installer from the App Store. The combo update is only for going from 10.13.x to 10.13.4.
     
  3. Lunder89 macrumors 6502

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    Combo update only updates the OS you are running. Example 10.12.0 til 10.12.6
    So if you want macOS High Sierra, you need to install it from the App Store. It downloads in the most recent version automatically.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    It used to be (years ago), that it was safer to apply a combo update instead of a delta, but thos edays are long gone. Apple has really impoved the updating process to the degree, I never even think about such actions.
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    I never ever have any issue to use Appstore update UNTIL 10.13.4. There is no way I can update my Mac to 10.13.4 (from 10.13.3) via Appstore / terminal. It pretend updating, then restart, then still at 10.13.3.

    Eventually, I use the combo update to update to 10.13.4.
     
  6. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    I'd say roughly ~2GB. :D
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    OP:

    If you have High Sierra installed now, and need to update, just download the "combo update" and run it.

    Problems... solved.
     
  8. LarryJoe33 macrumors 65816

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    OP:
    "Currently I'm at 10.12.X in my MBP 15"

    10.12 is Sierra Fish.
     
  9. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    The OP said "High Sierra", and then said "10.12". Jeesh.

    It doesn't matter.
    Just download the combo update for either iteration of the OS and run it.
     

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