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

    Apr 2, 2016

    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.


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


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    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

    Apr 2, 2016
    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- macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    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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