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how do I install Sierra more info

John Burt
More info.

I managed to get to this page https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208202 and from there to the Sierra page in the App Store. The menu pull down button at the top left says it is installed, but it is not. The main HD is Mavericks and the Recovery disk is Yosemite. (Mavericks was reinstalled via a clone because of software problems.)

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Re: how do I install Sierra more info

Al Varnell
On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 07:49 PM, SciFiOneA . wrote:
More info.

I managed to get to this page https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208202 and from there to the Sierra page in the App Store. The menu pull down button at the top left says it is installed, but it is not. The main HD is Mavericks and the Recovery disk is Yosemite. (Mavericks was reinstalled via a clone because of software problems.)

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by the pulldown menu. There's a box below the Sierra Icon in the upper left that should show "Download" and a popdown menu to the right of it with selections "Copy Link", "Tell a Friend", "Share on Twitter" and "Share on Facebook". Are you saying the box says "Installed"?

In my experience that box either shows "Download" or "Open". It will always say "Open" if you already have a copy of the installer anywhere on your boot drive or any other mounted drive. You indicated before that you had one saved in your Applications folder, so if that's still the case you will not ever be able to download it again. You must either delete or hide that old Installer on an unmounted volume, then the box should immediately change to "Download" and you can proceed.

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Re: how do I install Sierra more info

Hector I Macedo-3
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The link works for me, in the page that opens, towards the bottom there is a picture of Sierra and just above it the instructions of how to download it, that,  works in my computer (High Sierra), it sends you to the App Store with Sierra ready to download.

On Feb 21, 2018, at 9:49 PM,2/21/18, SciFiOneA . <[hidden email]> wrote:

More info.

I managed to get to this page https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208202 and from there to the Sierra page in the App Store. The menu pull down button at the top left says it is installed, but it is not. The main HD is Mavericks and the Recovery disk is Yosemite. (Mavericks was reinstalled via a clone because of software problems.)


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Re: how do I install Sierra more info

John Burt
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On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 1:50 AM, Al Varnell <[hidden email]> wrote:
On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 07:49 PM, SciFiOneA . wrote:
More info.

I managed to get to this page https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208202 and from there to the Sierra page in the App Store. The menu pull down button at the top left says it is installed, but it is not. The main HD is Mavericks and the Recovery disk is Yosemite. (Mavericks was reinstalled via a clone because of software problems.)

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by the pulldown menu. There's a box below the Sierra Icon in the upper left that should show "Download" and a popdown menu to the right of it with selections "Copy Link", "Tell a Friend", "Share on Twitter" and "Share on Facebook". Are you saying the box says "Installed"?

​​That is correct. I might have used the machine to download the installer, which was aborted and the file saved outside the Applications folder.


In my experience that box either shows "Download" or "Open". It will always say "Open" if you already have a copy of the installer anywhere on your boot drive or any other mounted drive. You indicated before that you had one saved in your Applications folder, so if that's still the case you will not ever be able to download it again. You must either delete or hide that old Installer on an unmounted volume, then the box should immediately change to "Download" and you can proceed.


​I'll give that a try. If it does not work I might also try shutting down the computer that is running Sierra just in case it is interfering via Apple.​

 
​Thanks.


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Re: how do I install Sierra more info

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On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 9:36 AM, SciFiOneA . <[hidden email]> wrote:
In my experience that box either shows "Download" or "Open". It will always say "Open" if you already have a copy of the installer anywhere on your boot drive or any other mounted drive. You indicated before that you had one saved in your Applications folder, so if that's still the case you will not ever be able to download it again. You must either delete or hide that old Installer on an unmounted volume, then the box should immediately change to "Download" and you can proceed.


​I'll give that a try. If it does not work I might also try shutting down the computer that is running Sierra just in case it is interfering via Apple.​


​Deleted all copies of the Sierra installer on the local drive and the button changed to "GET." It is downloading now. We'll see what happens.

I think I'll buy another external drive and make a clone of the Sierra install if it all works.

 
​Thanks again.​
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Re: how do I install Sierra more info

John Burt
Everything seems to work, even the EyeTV 250+ which would not work with the new Mac Mini. Apparently there is a hardware incompatibility with that machine. Now I just need to test Toast.



On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 11:05 AM, SciFiOneA . <[hidden email]> wrote:


On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 9:36 AM, SciFiOneA . <[hidden email]> wrote:
In my experience that box either shows "Download" or "Open". It will always say "Open" if you already have a copy of the installer anywhere on your boot drive or any other mounted drive. You indicated before that you had one saved in your Applications folder, so if that's still the case you will not ever be able to download it again. You must either delete or hide that old Installer on an unmounted volume, then the box should immediately change to "Download" and you can proceed.


​I'll give that a try. If it does not work I might also try shutting down the computer that is running Sierra just in case it is interfering via Apple.​


​Deleted all copies of the Sierra installer on the local drive and the button changed to "GET." It is downloading now. We'll see what happens.

I think I'll buy another external drive and make a clone of the Sierra install if it all works.

 
​Thanks again.​
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