says el capitan is downloaded

Shirasaki

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Then you can download them from your Mac mini, and copy installer to your MBP to upgrade.
 

Mcmeowmers

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Somehow the OS knows if the installer file is somewhere on the device and won't let you download another. It might be hidden away somewhere
 

Mcmeowmers

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Installesd.dmg, install OS X El Capitan.app

Your issue might not be because of this "feature"
 

JohnDS

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The installer should be in your Applications folder, but if you ran it, it would erase itself.
 

Weaselboy

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i don't see how. i have never dowloaded it. what is it called so i can do a search of my machine?
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It will also show "Downloaded" if you have saved the installer even to an external drive you have attached. So make sure you check there as well as the /Applications folder others mentioned.
 

dwfaust

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If you've ever downloaded the El Capitan installer from the App Store to your iTunes account, go to the App Store app, and then to the Purchases tab. Find the OS X El Capitan item and click on the DOWNLOAD button. If it's greyed out and says "DOWNLOADED", it's on your system somewhere.

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Do a search in Finder (⌥⌘ SpaceBar) and look for INSTALL. The file is called "Install IS X El Capitan.app".

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