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Question: Install of High Sierra on older MacBook Pro

What do i do if i attempt to install High Sierra on an older MacBook Pro - before 2004? It is attempting the install but is taking an extraordinary amount of time.

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Nov 17, 2017 10:55 AM in response to rocky51040 In response to rocky51040

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What do i do if i attempt to install High Sierra on an older MacBook Pro - before 2004? It is attempting the install but is taking an extraordinary amount of time.

I'm surprised you got that far. High Sierra will not work in that computer.


Edit: In addition to KiltedTim's comment, How to download macOS High Sierra - Apple Support contains a list of High Sierra compatible computers.

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Nov 17, 2017 11:08 AM in response to rocky51040 In response to rocky51040

Hold down the Option key and go to the  menu and select System Information:

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In the first section under Hardware check on the model identifier of your Mac and report back.

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Once we know what model Mac you have we can begin to help. Also run Etrecheck as has been suggested and paste the results into your reply.

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