High Sierra -- Mac Mini 2018 ?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by radus, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. radus macrumors 6502

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    I am just curios is there anybody who successfully installed High Sierra on the new Mac Mini late 2018 i7 ?
     
  2. StellarVixen macrumors 68000

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    No, and there never will be.

    Every Mac device can only run the OS version it came with, and later.
     
  3. SoCalReviews macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't recommend it. I believe the drivers for the 2018 Mac system hardware are only available with 10.14 MacOS Mojave and later.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Not a chance it'll work.
     
  5. radus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ... and I thought it was my fault -- I could't install it, even from an usb-stick.
     
  6. Miat macrumors 6502a

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    Another reason for me to hold off buying, until any significant bugs in Mojave are sorted.
     
  7. harriska2 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, same here.
     
  8. sharpimage macrumors member

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    Damm. Gonna have to wait until my employer gets a new RAS solution that doesn’t require java then. It could be a long wait.

    Thanks for asking the question, although I guess we all kinda knew the answer.
     
  9. StellarVixen macrumors 68000

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    If you need it to just run some program which doesn't work on Mac OS Mojave, you can try virtual machine. Otherwise, you are really out of luck.
     
  10. radus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    will try that. I think a VM using 4cores will be on 16000 - 18000 in geekbench - may be enough to work with. But we have to check it in day to day work.
     
  11. EightyTwenty macrumors 6502a

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    What “bugs” have you concerned?
     
  12. sharpimage macrumors member

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    Yes, virtual machines are the answer to most things however, when Apple force you to do more and more via a Windows VM, you have to ask the question - why don't I just get a Windows Machine?
     
  13. StellarVixen macrumors 68000

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    I am talking about running previous versions of Mac OS, not Windows. If you need Windows, it can run on bare metal, you do not need VM.
     

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