High Sierra installer?

macmesser

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Where can I get the High Sierra installer, or other previous OSs? I have an older flashed Mac with a problem boot drive and I need to do an install on a new drive. The recovery partition isn't working. I have El Capitan and Mountain Lion installers on my system, no Sierra or High Sierra.
 

chrfr

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Where can I get the High Sierra installer, or other previous OSs? I have an older flashed Mac with a problem boot drive and I need to do an install on a new drive. The recovery partition isn't working. I have El Capitan and Mountain Lion installers on my system, no Sierra or High Sierra.
I used Google to search for "high Sierra installer". This was the second search result: https://support.apple.com/HT208969. Step #4 has the direct App Store link.
 
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macmesser

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You probably want to get HighSierra Patcher via http://dosdude1.com/highsierra/ Although there is likely nothing to patch in your case the app comes in handy creating a bootable USB installer.
Thanks. That app might be very helpful. For some strange reason, installing from recovery partition onto a new ssd does not result in bootable system Maybe usb installer will work. If not, maybe it's the ssd.
 

macmesser

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You probably want to get HighSierra Patcher via http://dosdude1.com/highsierra/ Although there is likely nothing to patch in your case the app comes in handy creating a bootable USB installer.
Yes, this site is really useful. I found at least one thing I was doing wrong in failing to disable SIP with terminal command "csrutil disable". Will I need to re-enable it after installation or will it be enabled on startup? When I downloaded the tool it was placed into trash as malware by McAffee, which I'm going to disregard. Off now to Microcenter to pick up a flash drive. I can never find one when I need it.
 

mavots

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Checked it here: Its 13.6.02 that's downloading.
It turns out that nomenclature is misleading. If you right click on the 10.13.02 file and select "Show Package Contents", in the Shared Support folder is a file called InstallInfo.plist. Open that file in TextEdit and it should say 10.13.6 near the bottom. If it does, then you have the latest installer. It took me all day Sunday to figure that out!