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Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by ivnj, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. ivnj macrumors 65816

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    My dad got a 2017 MacBook Pro over this past summer new at apple store. Not refurnished or used. It came with High Sierra 10.13.something. I forget the exact number. But it was definitely High Sierra. Anyhow it was part the the hard drive recall. So I took it for an appointment today. They said the hard drive was not bad and passed the test. So they erased everything and installed new firmware. They said they have too. No way to install firmware without erasing everything and doing a fresh install of the os. I had everything backed up to iCloud so I was ok. Except photos. Don't have enough space. But I had a 64gb pen drive in my bag so I copied the library to that. All is good now. Anyhow. When I came home desret background changed to black for evening time. Then I realized I was using Mojave. I did not have High Sierra anymore. I don't think there was any specific apps that required High Sierra so I am fine.

    But were they supposed to upgrade to Mojave? They said erase and reinstall so I agreed. But couldn't they have just reinstalled High Sierra? Or since Mojave they don't keep High Sierra on the servers anymore? And if I realize I do need it at some point then I can't go back unless I find my old copy of the installer? And if I can't then I am stuck with Mojave if I have to or he does nt like it? Or were there any specific app that only run on High Sierra and will not work on Mojave?
     
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  3. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    Well you already have been switched to Mojave so let's focus on how to revert back to High Sierra if needed.
    Link to download the full High Sierra installer from the App Store:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-high-sierra/id1246284741?mt=12

    Link to instructions on how to downgrade from Mojave to High Sierra:
    https://www.imore.com/how-downgrade-macos
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 604

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    why not get on with things, and, IF there's some need, look into reverting? i mean, you're up-to-date now; not sure what the problem is if there isn't a problem...
     
  5. ivnj thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It says to connect tot eh Mac store I need 10.6.6. or greater but I already have greater.

    And there is no problem but just in case...

    And I was just wondering anyhow. Not upset they upgraded. But aren't they just supposed to reinstall high Sierra? Or does new firmware really require Mojave?
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    Never mind the store is working now and I will download a copy of the HS just incase.
     
  6. LogicalApex macrumors 6502

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    If it shipped with High Sierra wouldn't it be as simple as Shift-Option-⌘-R on boot up if you cared to format and restore?

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204904

    Unless you have some incompatibility I would just stick to Mojave. Newer software is safer than older and Mojave has been great.
     

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