Upgrade Latest MacOS High Sierra For Free On An Old Mac

Upgrade Latest MacOS High Sierra For Free On An Old Mac

Upgrade Latest MacOS High Sierra For Free On An Old Mac

Hey guys,

Today, I had successfully updated my old 2010 MAC Book Pro, previously running in OS X Lion to the new latest macOS High Sierra at no cost at all. Back then, i remembered it would cost $25 to upgrade to Mountain Lion from Lion.

Initially, I didn’t see any major issue with the system (OS X Lion), so I didn’t see the need to upgrade, However, as time passes by, I felt that the system wasn’t running to its optimal performance. Then one of the main issues occurs which are the internet browsers, namely safari, chrome, firefox which refuse to update to the latest version, leaving my browsing system vulnerable to viruses, malware etc.

Many would have sold their laptop away but i am holding on strong to this 8 year old rock’in macbook pro. I trust Apple one day would come out with some important updates and not leave their machines behind. That said, Apple has been releasing OS since 2013 as FREE updates and supports all Macs introduced in 2009 and later, and some models introduced in 2007 and 2008. The first was macOS Mavericks that was released for free directly from OS X Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion.

Said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “We want every Mac user to experience the latest features, the most advanced technologies and the strongest security. We believe the best way to do this is to begin a new era of personal computing software where OS upgrades are free.”

I’m super glad that Apple nicely remembers the old school macbook pro dated all the way back in 2009, which is to include them to upgrade to the new superfast packed with cool and awesome features for FREE. Fast forward to 2018, I am running macOS High Sierra on a 2010 machine. Thank you, Apple!

Read macOS High Sierra features here https://www.apple.com/sg/macos/high-sierra/

Here is a step by step on how you can upgrade your system too.


1. Check compatibility
(To find your model, memory, storage, and version of macOS, choose About This Mac from the Apple () menu.)

At least 2GB of memory

14.3GB of storage space to perform the upgrade.*
* Upon completion of the upgrade, macOS High Sierra requires about 1.5GB more storage space than macOS Sierra 10.12.6.

iMac models from late 2009 or later
MacBook models from late 2009 or later
MacBook Pro models from mid 2010 or later
MacBook Air models from late 2010 or later
Mac mini models from mid 2010 or later
Mac Pro models from mid 2010 or later

macOS Sierra
OS X El Capitan
OS X Yosemite
OS X Mavericks
OS X Mountain Lion

2. Download macOS High Sierra macappstores://itunes.apple.com/app/id1246284741

3. Open the downloaded file and continue with the installation.

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