Installer download

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by HallStevenson, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. HallStevenson macrumors 6502a

    HallStevenson

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    When you download the installer for High Sierra from the App Store, is it a 'generic' version or is it machine-specific at all ? Reason for checking is I have downloaded it and want to know if others (in the office) can use it to update their machines. Our internet speed is slooooooow and definitely don't need multiple downloads of the same file if for no other reason than saving time.
     
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    It has always been generic. I download it once and drag it to all of my machines to install. That is not to say that it might not change someday.

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  3. FCX macrumors newbie

    FCX

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    It's universal. Save a copy to an external drive before installing, as the installer deletes itself when complete.
     
  4. HallStevenson thread starter macrumors 6502a

    HallStevenson

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    Already saved it before I installed it so I'm good there ;)

    Reason I asked if it was machine-specific was that, if I'm not mistaken, it seems that 'updates' are (or can be). People frequently report different sizes for the updates.
     

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