Every time a new operating system release all the old users are willing to upgrade their operating system to the latest version. most of the people will prefer to go for a clean installation of a new operating system which is not the best method. this will remove all the applications installed on their operating system. the only thing that they can save is information and documents. which is time-consuming to copy all files and information’s to a second drive or external drive.
Besides that, the clean installation will coast much of your time, after the installation you have install applications which you need, and copy back all the information from the drive. but what if you have the best way not to do this all task. that’s upgrading from an old operating system to a new operating system. which we will guide you on How to Upgrade to macOS High Sierra from macOS Sierra. which is the older version of macOS.
I believe that everyone prefers upgrading rather than clean installation because the clean installation is not only time consuming this will disturb your workspace and nothing will remain in its place.
So being smart in the world of technology we have taken all the advantages and save the time and get things done faster and smarter.
The upgrade method will be the same for both Mac Computer users and Virtual Machine users who are using macOS Sierra on VMware Virtual machine on windows PC. nothing will be different being on a Virtual Machine and a real Mac Computer.
How to upgrade to macOS High Sierra.
Before doing anything you have to check macOS High Sierra system requirements. that your hardware and software must be compatible with macOS High Sierra. to enhance the best performance on macOS High Sierra. this is very important that your hardware must support macOS High Sierra. to avoid getting into trouble after upgrading to it.
This condition will not apply for macOS Sierra users in Virtual Machine, because you can customize the virtual machine as your demand. so those who are in a virtual machine can skip this step.
1: Check Compatibility
You can upgrade to macOS High Sierra from macOS Sierra, OS X Mountain Lion or later versions on any of the following Mac Computers. Your Mac also needs at least of 2 GB of Ram Memory and 15 GB of available disk space. these all are required space that must have before going to upgrade to macOS High Sierra.
- MacBook introduced in late 2009 or later
- MacBook Air introduced in late 2010 or later
- MacBook Pro introduced in mid-2010 or later
- Mac mini introduced in mid-2010 or later
- iMac introduced in late 2009 or later
- Mac Pro introduced in mid-2010 or later
To know your Mac Model, Memory, Storage Space, and macOS Version. Choose about this Mac from the Apple Logo Menu. you can see all information on the page if you Mac Complete all the requirements for macOS High Sierra Follow the Upgrade Process if not you can skip.
2: Make a Backup of Computer.
It’s very important to take the backup of your Mac. Before installing any Upgrade because upgrade process may damage your information and documents, so it’s reason able to have a choice to get back your Mac on the start where it was. without losing any information or documents. You can use a time machine which is a built-in backup feature in macOS. this will automatically backup all of your files including, Apps, music, photos, emails and all your information even your operating system files.
With Time Machine you will need an external drive to take your macOS Full Backup, So connect your External Drive first and navigate to “Apple Logo”, and “System Preference”, and look for “Time Machine” and open Time Machine.
Click Select Backup Disk to Confirm the External Disk.
Select your external drive from the list of available disks. Then select ”Encrypt backups” (recommended) and click Use Disk:
Once you confirm the backup disk. the backup process will start automatically. As shown in the image below.
If the disk you selected isn’t formatted as required by Time Machine, you’re prompted to erase the disk first. Click Erase to proceed. This erases all information on the backup disk.
If your external disk isn’t formatted as required by Time Machine, you’ll be Prompted to erase the disk first, click on erase to format the external drive.
Note: make to copy the documents stored on the external drive on saving storage formatting the disk will erase all the information stored on the drive.
The backup process will be done without any further action you only have to wait for the process, this first backup will be time-consuming, this will search for all file and information stored in your Mac. Enjoy using your Mac while a backup process is underway.
You have successfully backup your Mac, now don’t need to be worried about losing any data while upgrading to macOS High Sierra. this backup will help you to restore back Mac Computer on its an original start. so let’s jump to next step.
3: Download macOS High Sierra from App Store.
This step will take some time to download macOS High Sierra installer file, so make sure to have access on a reliable internet connection and follow the steps on the right time. plus if you are on a notebook Mac plugin to AC Power. and follow the steps.
Open App Store and Search for macOS High Sierra. or use this link: Get macOS High Sierra. and click on download.
4: Install macOS High Sierra
After Downloading installer will pop-up automatically follow the installation instruction.
Click on Continue to Install macOS High Sierra.
Accept macOS High Sierra terms of the software license agreement.
Select the installation where to install the macOS High Sierra.
macOS High Sierra Updated Installation in Progress wait a while.
Once the above process completed your Mac will restart and go for upgrade file installation.
Read the Data & Privacy and click on Continue.
On the Apple ID login page, you can sign in or may Skip and set up later. continue the installation.
Wow, you are done with upgrading to macOS High Sierra from macOS Sierra. Now you are on macOS High Sierra 10.12.6 which is the latest version
That was all about on how to upgrade from macOS Sierra to macOS High Sierra on Mac and Virtual Machine on Windows.
This was all about how to upgrade to macOS High Sierra from an older version of macOS. I am sure you will not get to a level of issues if you follow all the steps correctly. But Again if you face any problem while upgrading to macOS High Sierra. use the comment section below to share with us. am s