Installing high sierra on a older iMac

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Installing high sierra on a older iMac

Sunil Joshi
Hi, I have a 2008 24-inch iMac 3.06 GHz with 4GB memory.  It has a SSD, but won’t install Sierra.  The last version of OS X I was able to install was El Capitan.  The computer still works fine and I would hate to invest in a new computer just to take advantage of the new operating system.  How can I take advantage of the new OS on this old computer?

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Re: Installing high sierra on a older iMac

Thomas Roberts
There is an unofficial patch to the Sierra installer that you can try,
but of course, it’s very unsupported and you could end up with a
system that will not boot. There’s also a very real possibility that
your wi-fi will not be supported and you will need to install
third-party USB wi-fi dongle to get wireless back. Learn more here:
http://lowendmac.com/2016/macos-sierra-on-low-end-macs/

If this is your primary computer, I wouldn’t recommend it.



On 12 Jun 2017, at 13:31, Sunil Joshi wrote:

> Hi, I have a 2008 24-inch iMac 3.06 GHz with 4GB memory.  It has a
> SSD, but won’t install Sierra.  The last version of OS X I was able
> to install was El Capitan.  The computer still works fine and I would
> hate to invest in a new computer just to take advantage of the new
> operating system.  How can I take advantage of the new OS on this old
> computer?
>
> Sunil
>
>
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