HELP: How to download macOS Sierra if im using Windows PC?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by jomsjoms, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. jomsjoms macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    The Hard drive on my MBP 2013 model just died so I purchased a new 1TB Seagate SSHD.

    The problem is, all the tutorials on how to install the new OSX says that I have to login the apple store to download the Mac OS. My office computer runs on Windows 10 and I have no other Mac computer where I can download the OS sierra.

    Can you guys help me out and tell me how I can install the MacOS Sierra on my new blank Hard drive? I had a snow leopard DVD before but I can't seem to find it. I also don't really want to install snow leopard then keep upgrading upto Sierra. I would rather have a clean direct install of Sierra.

    Thanks.

    Note: I have a new 16GB and 32GB USB drive for this.
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    I'm not aware of any legal way to download from a Windows machine.

    However, you can do the download directly on the Mac; hold Cmd-Opt-R at the boot chime to start Internet Recovery. This will install the version that it originally came with, but once it's up and running you can upgrade to Sierra. I know that that doesn't give you a clean install, but it's better than nothing.

    The Snow Leopard DVD isn't going to help; it can only be used on older models.
     
  3. jomsjoms thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I see. Actually, another reason why I would like to download here in the office is because the internet connection here is much faster than what I have at home. (Note: I am from the Philippines and our internet connection at home is very slow - 2Mbps max speed but on average, its much slower) Here in our office it reaches 10Mbps (I get around 600 kb/s download speed)

    Note: I am not allowed to connect my MBP here in the office. I can only use the office computer.
     
  4. -BigMac- Suspended

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    thats still okay. if I'm not wrong in my calculation and sierra is around 4gb.. 4000/.06=6.6 hours of downloading.

    Leave it on over night :)
     

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