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How To Obtain/Download OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Article ID = 144
Article Title = How To Obtain/Download OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 30th September 2015
Article Last Updated = 13th December 2016
Article URL = http://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?144

Article Brief Description:
Details of how to obtain/download OS X 10.11 El Capitan

How To Obtain OS X 10.11 El Capitan From The Mac App Store

  1. Prepare for OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
  2. To be safe:
    • Restart your computer.
    • Quit all running applications.
    • Disconnect all USB/FireWire devices.
    • Eject all optical discs.
    • Unmount all servers.
  3. Make sure you are connected to the internet by using a web browser to go to Apple.
  4. El Capitan is still available from Apple - click the link on Apple's page to download El Capitan.
  5. This should open the Mac App Store application (if it doesn't click the "View in Mac App Store" button).
  6. In the Mac App Store application click the "Buy" or "Get" button.
  7. Enter your Apple ID and password.
  8. The El Capitan installer should start to download (an icon will appear in your Dock with a progress bar).
  9. NOTE: The El Capitan installer is ~6GB+ in size. Without a fast internet connection the progress bar will take some time to actually show any progress - be patient while Lion downloads (go watch a film or two, do the shopping, get some sleep, etc).
  10. When the El Capitan installer has downloaded it will automatically launch and ask you to continue.
  11. Do not click Continue yet.
  12. Quit the El Capitan installer (yes, quit it).
  13. Go to Macintosh HD > Applications and make a copy of/backup the "Install OS X El Capitan" item (~6GB+ in size) e.g. copy it to another disk or a DVD-R
  14. You may also want to obtain the OS X install disc image.
  15. Go to Macintosh HD > Applications and open "Install OS X El Capitan".
  16. Follow the on screen instructions.
  17. Once El Capitan has installed you should:

OS X 10.11 El Capitan Volume Licensing

El Capitan is FREE so you can download and install it on as many compatible Macs as you like.

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