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    Unless something has changed very recently when you log into the App Store it will show you the version of Sierra that you need. As Nick mentioned it will be about a 5 GB download.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    The 10.12 installer will be around a 5gig download. MUCH larger than an update.

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    Since Sierra does not show on the Purchased page, in the Mac App Store, anytime you download Sierra, it will be the most current version. The only way to get the "update" for Sierra, is to be running Sierra and run the Mac App Store and check for updates from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    Unless something has changed very recently when you log into the App Store it will show you the version of Sierra that you need. As Nick mentioned it will be about a 5 GB download.
    In the Mac App Store, there is only one version of Sierra available, the current version. The only way to download Sierra is the get the current version. The only way to get a different version is if your Mac came with Sierra, and you go through Recovery, or actually, Internet Recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    Since Sierra does not show on the Purchased page, in the Mac App Store, anytime you download Sierra, it will be the most current version. The only way to get the "update" for Sierra, is to be running Sierra and run the Mac App Store and check for updates from there.
    Not sure why I was quoted above. OP seemed confused what to download. Was simply mentioning that the Sierra installer download would be around 5gig.

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    How does one find it? I tried looking at Purchases in the App Store, but no OS is listed there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sathya View Post
    How does one find it? I tried looking at Purchases in the App Store, but no OS is listed there.
    Did you download Sierra previously? If not...then it won't be in your purchases area.

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    p.s. Don't think the partial download mentioned in post#1 counts.
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    Yes, I downloaded 10.12, but it does not show in the AppStore. Does that mean I cannot ever solve this issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sathya View Post
    Yes, I downloaded 10.12, but it does not show in the AppStore. Does that mean I cannot ever solve this issue?
    Millions & millions of Apple users have done this simple download. Not sure why you are having difficulties. Maybe if you have a physical Apple Store not too far away...I'm sure if you stop in...they will get you squared away.

    By the way...have you tried booting into the Recovery Partition...and reinstalling the OS this way (get you back to where you were).

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    p.s. Maybe this is an very very important lesson...NOT to interupt OS downloads & installs.
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    @pigoo3 I live in a forest in Central America. No Apple stores out here.
    "By the way...have you tried booting into the Recovery Partition...and reinstalling the OS this way (get you back to where you were)"
    I have no idea how to do that. I go to forums because I am NOT a computer technician. Perhaps you can elucidate how to do that?
    What if I use Time Machine to go back to 10.7.5 and then move to 10.12? Would that be a way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sathya View Post
    @pigoo3 I live in a forest in Central America. No Apple stores out here.
    Ok...no problem. Understandable.

    "By the way...have you tried booting into the Recovery Partition...and reinstalling the OS this way (get you back to where you were)"

    I have no idea how to do that. I go to forums because I am NOT a computer technician. Perhaps you can elucidate how to do that?
    What if I use Time Machine to go back to 10.7.5 and then move to 10.12? Would that be a way?
    I certainly can. Reboot the computer...immediately hold down the 2 key combination...Command + R...and the computer should boot up in the Recovery Partition. Then you should have an option to reinstall the OS.

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    p.s. Here's some extra info from the friendly folks at Apple:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201314
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    I see now that downloading 10.12.4 (4.95 gB) is possible when I sign out of the App Store..

    However I want to download to a thumb drive which is listed. When I click on it I get the following message:

    "This disk doesn’t use the GUID Partition table scheme.

    Use Disk Utility to change the partition scheme.

    Select the device containing the disk, click the Erase button,

    select the volume scheme, and then click Erase."


    What I don't get here is how to "select the volume scheme" and why it directs one to click erase twice.

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    I finally got 10.12.4 of 4.95 gB. Tried to use Diskmaker to make a bootable version on the Mac formatted thumb drive and got this message.
    Can’t set disk "Install macOS Sierra" to "DMX_Workdisk".

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    Quote Originally Posted by sathya View Post
    I finally got 10.12.4 of 4.95 gB. Tried to use Diskmaker to make a bootable version on the Mac formatted thumb drive and got this message.
    Can’t set disk "Install macOS Sierra" to "DMX_Workdisk".
    Hopefully congratulations are in order...if what I'm reading is correct...that you successfully downloaded the installer for Sierra.

    As far as making a bootable version of Sierra on a USB thumb drive. Perform an internet search on this topic. There's probably 100's of articles on the internet on how to do it. And since there's a list of step's that MUST be followed exactly. It's best to do a search...find an article that you like...and follow the instructions.

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    That is what I attempted yesterday, but Diskmaker X6 said "Can’t set disk "Install macOS Sierra" to "DMX_Workdisk"
    The thumb drive now has "Install Mac Sierra" on it, but the file size is 1.9gb, whereas the 10.12.4 file I downloaded is

    4.95gB. Does that make sense?
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    Is the thumb drive 8gb or larger? Can you rename the thumb drive? Try these instructions, https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372, straight from Apple.
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