How to install the latest compatible MacOS version?

by Benjamin   Last Updated September 11, 2019 15:12 PM - source

I have a Mac Mini (Mid 2011, Core i5, 8GB RAM) running OS X Lion.

This Mac cannot run MacOS Mojave, so I'm trying to find out:

  • which MacOS version is the last compatible with this Mac
  • how to get the update?

Things I tried:

  • I installed all available updates in Software Update, yet I'm not proposed an upgrade to a later OS X version.
  • Searching the App Store for MacOS only offers MacOS Mojave.
  • Using MacOS internet recovery (Option-Command-R) installs Lion again.
Tags : macos upgrade


Related Questions


How to update Mac to non-current version of OSX

Updated March 16, 2017 14:12 PM



Upgrading my Mac Pro 1,1 to run on El Capitan

Updated March 18, 2017 22:12 PM

All possible updates to Mac OS X?

Updated September 25, 2017 13:12 PM