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OS X Mavericks (version 10.9) is the tenth major release of Mac OS X (now named macOS), Apple’s desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers. OSX Mavericks is an impressive operating system which has come up with lots of new features and updates. With OSX Mavericks you can now take the whole world on your desktop. Question: Q: Upgrading macOS 10.13.6 to 10.14 When I try to upgrade an iMac with 10.13.6 installed via the App Store it tries to upgrade to 10.14.1 then fails because I don't have 10.14 installed. Can't seem to find the necessary installer on the Apple downloads page either. To do this from within macOS High Sierra, click on the Apple menu and select 'App Store'. From the App Store, click on the 'Updates' tab, and you should see 'macOS 10.13.1 Update 10.13.1' listed. Mac Os X Version 10.10 free download - Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard, R for Mac OS X, Apple Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 Supplemental Update, and many more programs. This release is the last release that will be compatible with macOS version 10.13. If you're interested in trying out the latest pre-release builds of the macOS client, you can install beta updates from the Microsoft Remote Desktop Beta. Updates for version 10.5.1. Date published: 1/29/2021. It's time for our first release of the year!

This is a series of tips that cover Mac OS X client edition. Server forums cover Mac OS X server on the community.

Here is the series of tips for related Macs. 10.6,10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10,10.11,

10.12 ,10.13, 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina , 11.0 Big Sur.

See special note about resetting the SMC during updates and upgrades, later in the tip.

September 13, 2021, an updated Safari 14.1.2 was pushed via Apple menu -> About This Mac -> Software Update.

is an article I wrote that everyone updating their Mac should read. No update should be ventured into with operating systems or software without first ensuring your data is backed up in two separate places. Slowing down of your Mac should not lead you to assume an update will fix everything. First isolate why your Mac is slowing down or crashing before installing anything new.

Apple includes many full upgrade installer links on https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211683

Go to Apple menu -> System Preferences -> Date and Time and select the closest time server to set your time, and do so. Download based on manual time may fail, especially on older systems where the system time is not set right.

Be forewarned, Macs with solid state drives will be updated in formatting to APFS with 10.13 or later (this is discussed later in the tip, but bears repeating). This means if you need to downgrade the machine, you will need to erase the partition with the older HFS extended GUID to use the older systems. Regardless of which direction you go, backup your data first. This is only for Macs older than September 25, 2017.

Apple released for 10.14.6 users, 2020-003 Mojave security update. If running an earlier version of 10.14, run the 10.14.6 Combo update first.

Apple recommends you have these Macs according to: https://support.apple.com/kb/SP777?locale=en_US

  • MacBook (Early 2015 or newer) [model identifier 8,1 or later]
  • MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer) [model identifier 5,1 or later]
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer) [model identifier 9,1 or later]
  • Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer) [model identifier 6,1 or later]
  • iMac (Late 2012 or newer) [model identifier 12,1 or later]
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013; Mid 2010 and Mid 2012 models with recommended Metal-capable graphics cards) [model identifier 5,1 or later]
How to update to latest macos version

bracketed items in quotes were added for additional identification purposes. Your Apple menu -> About This Mac -> System Report or System Profiler gives you the model identifier.

All of the Macs that are older than 10.11, need to be updated to 10.11 first before installing Mojave.

The oldest MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iMac which can upgrade to Mojave shipped with 10.8, Mountain Lion.

The oldest MacBook Pro which can upgrade to Mojave shipped with 10.7, Lion.

The oldest MacBook had Mac OS X 10.10 installed.

The oldest Mac Pro on the list above with the compatible graphics cards, had 10.6 originally installed, and is the only Mac that shipped with 10.6 that can install Mojave. Before upgrading to 10.7 or later, read this tip as Apple has not reintroduced a series of software that made older Mac compatible software compatible with Intel Macs since 10.6.8's release.

Apple released Mojave on September 24, 2018. Reports from:

earlier than that date were made with pre-release Mojave versions and can not be relied upon.

September 30, 2018 driver additions from third party update pages:

HP, and Samsung (HP has become the download site for at least some Mojave Samsung printers, if you have Samsung see if any are Catalina compatible)


10.14.3 was released January 22, 2019. Note, some users are reporting 10.14.3 will not successfully apply as an update without an SMC reset as described how to do in this link: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295

Frequently both updates and upgrades will require multiple reboots to successfully apply. Do NOT become impatient if you find the screen go blank during the update or upgrade process. If you press the power button to shut it down while it is rebooting for the update or upgrade, it may quit the process, and leave you stuck.

Use the macOS Mojave forum for operating system specific questions of other end users such as yourself.

Note: https://support.apple.com/guide/disk-utility/partition-a-physical-disk-dskutl14027/mac

are directions for creating a separate partition that will allow you to dual boot into an older operating system

Macos Version 10.13 Updates

if you find something not compatible with the current. Once you install the older operating system, you can use the Startup manager to dual boot to the older system.

You can't install Mojave from the Finder, unless you are running 10.13.6 or earlier.

The direct download link for Mojave is:

Note: some people have had trouble downloading the latest Mojave links. https://brave.com/ has been found to be a better web browser than some if you run into issues and is known to work on Mac OS X 10.10 and later.

How to update to latest macos version

The SD card reader in the MacBook Pro 13' early 2015 no longer reads directly in the Finder under Mojave with a card formatted under a Panasonic FZ80. I found I could use the application Image Capture to read the card. What happens in the Finder, is instead of a generic floppy disk icon, I get a generic document icon. At least Image Capture is a work around.

Note: the 2020-004 security update for Mojave has a bug with the screen saver getting stuck. To repair delays in the screen saver, 'The workaround is to choose a non-picture screen saver such as Flurry, Message, etc.' (special thanks to community member dialabrain for this report.

The various ways of checking for software may only show updates to the current main system version you are running (e.g., 10.4.8 --> 10.4.11), not upgrades to a higher system version such as a jump from El Capitan (10.11) to Catalina (10.15). Note the difference between an update and an upgrade.

We can provide more specific advice if we know more about your computer model, year, and specifications. To get more information about your computer choose Apple menu  > 'About This Mac' in the upper left corner of any window, then 'More Info...' or 'System Report'. Copy and paste the information here, but omit the serial number and UUIDs (if present). More about this in 'About System Information [Profiler] on your Mac' - https://support.apple.com/HT203001

Macos Version 10.13 Update

You can also use the computer information and the links below to yourself determine what is possible with your computer.

Click on this link to read how to get other versions of macOS - https://support.apple.com/HT211683

- This article also has links to system requirements for each OS version which you should check against your exact computer model. Note some of the model identifier articles are outdated. For any model produced in the last 5 years or so you should use the system requirements links for each OS version instead. This web site also has a reliable presentation of model and OS version compatibility: https://eshop.macsales.com/guides/Mac_OS_X_Compatibility

- Make sure you have more RAM than what is noted as 'minimum' for any particular system or your computer may run slowly.

- You may find you need to use Safari to get links for High Sierra and later using the Mac App Store application to open a functioning page.

- Sierra, El Capitan, and Yosemite download as a .pkg. Click on this to have a converted version placed in your Applications folder as an 'Install OS...' application. Run the installer and follow the directions.

Macos Version 10.13 Updatee

- Upgrades may take some time (up to an hour or more) to install, with restarts and blank screens.

Back up your data in case something goes wrong --> Back up your Mac with Time Machine - https://support.apple.com/HT201250 or use a cloning tool.

Check if your old apps will still work with with the OS you want to install - https://roaringapps.com/apps This is particularly critical if you are upgrading to Catalina or newer.

How To Update To 10.13 Mac

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