Where can I download El Capitan 10.11 .dmg?

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  1. CharlieJames91 macrumors newbie

    CharlieJames91

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    Hi! Where can I get an El Capitan OS .dmg from? I am creating a new image with Deploy Studio but can't find one anywhere.

    Thanks
     
  2. bcave098, Nov 24, 2016
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    There is no official disk image for El Capitan, the installer can be downloaded as an app for the App Store. There is a disk image as part of the installer than can be used to boot the computer and install OS X. It is located in:
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    /Applications/Install OS X El Capitan.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg
    But Apple says you should use System Image Utility in /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications to make images to deploy.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Do you have access in App Store to download the El Capitan installer app? If so, use AutoDMG with that to create a basic OS image for DeployStudio.
     
  4. CharlieJames91 thread starter macrumors newbie

    CharlieJames91

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    Hi,
    The App Store only has 10.12 Sierra now :(
     
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  6. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    Bummer.

    You have older mac or a friend with one to download it?

    There is another site I have used but not posting it as it against rules.
    An it 3d part not apple, so not something we want to promote.
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    If you had ever downloaded El Capitan before, it'd be listed in the "Purchases" section of the App Store. Did you check there? If not, then I'd ask around to find someone you know who might have already downloaded it, and have them download a new copy.
    The installer that Apple makes available for El Capitan at the links above won't even install on newer computers that can run Sierra. (It's a different build number than the one that works on all computers and has more restrictions set up in the installer.)
     

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