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Roadmap to install or upgrade the latest OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)

Updated: Aug 29, 2018


Apple released Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) through the primary digital channel Mac Appstore. You can get the latest technologies that make your mac smarter with bundled rich applications and also provide the best security enhancements.


Since Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion) released, the Apple is releasing all the upgrades now as free through it's primary digital channel Mac Appstore. In the early days, you've two options either you can purchase the copy of new OSX through Mac Appstore or download the free copy of Mac OSX from Apple Support.

Now the life becomes more easier, isn't it? Let's give it a shot!


Basic Requirements:

To install or upgrade the new Mac OSX on your macintosh, you need to make sure that the new OSX is compatible with your hardware. Otherwise, there might be a chance that your mac performance will be slow down through different reasons such as GPU acceleration, hardware compatibility issues or might be draining a lot of battery depending upon the number of applications usage.


To check the basic requirement or support for your apple computer, please follow the link here. Today, I was upgrading to Mac OSX 10.13.6 (High Sierra) so I checked my MacBook Pro (15- inch, Mid 2010) is supported by this new OSX version before I jump-in for the test drive.

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,2 Part Numbers: MC373xx/A, MC372xx/A, MC371xx/A Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)


Hurray! I've successfully upgraded the new mac (High Sierra) without any issues and I'm loving it now. Hope you'll also take the benefit of it's stunning new features.


Install Windows using the Boot Camp for mac OSX

According to Apple, you can install the different versions of Microsoft Windows on Intel-based mac computer through Boot Camp. In mac OSX (High Sierra), the bootcamp assistant guide you through all the required steps such as system requirements, windows installer, and how to create the bootable process for Microsoft Windows.


Let's go through each step one-by-one to understand the process completely before jump-in for the test drive.


System Requirements:


Every Microsoft Windows require different drivers in order to run smoothly on different Mac models. You need to check the supported Microsoft Window versions for different Mac models from Apple Support. Currently, Apple support three different latest version of Microsoft Windows.

  • Windows 10

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows 7

Boot Camp Assistant:


Boot Camp is the utility provided by Apple to install the Microsoft Windows on your mac computer.

To install the Microsoft Windows on supported Mac model, you need to launch the Boot Camp assistant. Just simply search for Boot Camp assistant in the spotlight search on your mac computer.

Note: Before you move to the next step, please make sure that you backup your important data or hard-drive as mentioned in the above snapshot. Further information can found here.


Step 1: Download and Install the latest version of Microsoft Windows


After backing up your data, the next step would be to either download or install the latest version of Microsoft windows. You need to select the task based on your environment, if you already have Microsoft Windows Installer ISO file then you don't need to download the Microsoft Windows from Apple just simply plugin the USB or external drive and select the second option.


Otherwise, you need to download the latest version of Microsoft Windows which require the formatted (MS-DOS FAT) external hard-drive or USB so it can burn the support software.

Step 2a: Download the latest version of Microsoft Windows


Once you select the option in previous step, the next step would be to start downloading your latest Windows Support software from Apple.

Step 2b: Disk Partition


After downloading the Windows support installer, the Boot Camp will ask for the disk partition. Every operating system requires its own partition on the disk as show below in the snapshot.

You need to carefully allocate the hard disk space for your new Windows installation. So that you wouldn't face any performance issues with your installed applications. The Boot Camp assistant already provide the option for Divide Equally or select the disk space based on your given choice. Once you've selected the option, then initiate the install process that will execute the series of operations.


Step 3: Installation Process Completed


If you haven't found any problems, the Boot Camp will notify that the installation process is completed. And now you can enjoy your mac with the latest Microsoft Windows as well.

Note: When you boot the mac, it will give two options on the start up. Now it's the matter of choice that you want to use mac OSX (High Sierra) or the latest Microsoft Windows.


Conclusion

Mac OSX 10.13 (High Sierra) is fun with lot of new features and take your experience to the next level, but are you getting the most out of it? There is much you can do with it.


Give it a shot and let us know about your reviews in the comments.

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