How to get an old macOS installer from Apple

Discussion in 'General macOS and Apps' started by yoh_hectic, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. yoh_hectic

    yoh_hectic PhilMUG Addict Member

    Apr 16, 2008
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    Your collection of old macOS installer disk images is now worthless, and Apple has changed where it hides downloadable copies. Yet there are still good reasons to get old OSes, and here's how to do it.


    At present, you can still manage to get macOS Mojave, and High Sierra, if you follow these specific links to deep inside the App Store. For Sierra, El Capitan or Yosemite, Apple no longer provides links to the App Store.

    How to find it

    Choose from the following to get the official macOS update and directly from Apple.

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  2. hitme64

    hitme64 PhilMUG Addict Member

    Apr 2, 2007
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    I actually have the Mac OS X 10.3 in CD form around here somewhere among the old, clunky Macintoshes. There’s even a manual of it for us Idiots ;)

    Running Panther on a Mac Graphite Powerbook is pure zen, so they say. Low-fi, minimal, stringently clean, without much hassle or issues as today’s OSes. Just ecstasy using them in the old days. Hmmm

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