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Question: Install OS X Mavericks on new MBP 2017

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I bought a MacBook Pro 2017 a few months back which was shipped with "OS X Sierra". As I don't like using the OS X shipped with this MBP, I want to install older version of OS X Mavericks. Is there any ways that I can possible install OS X mavericks on this new MBP?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, macOS Sierra (10.12.6)

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Your only choice would be to run Mavericks in a virtual machine under Sierra.


The license doesn't allow that. This is why I didn't mention it.


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Nov 14, 2017 6:21 AM in response to zaw35 In response to zaw35

Generally speaking, any give Mac will ONLY run the version of macOS it came with or a newer version.


The older versions of macOS do not include the necessary drivers to control the newer hardware included in the newer Macs.


Your only choice would be to run Mavericks in a virtual machine under Sierra.


NOTE: Mavericks is NOT receiving any more security updates, so you are actually better off staying with Sierra and eventually moving to High Sierra (when you are ready) so that you can keep up-to-date with security fixes. Apple generally supports the 3 most recent macOS releases with security updates. Today, that is El Capitan, Sierra, and High Sierra.

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