Older Versions Of Software For Mac

Posted : admin On 2/1/2022

Have you noticed that once Apple releases a new version of the Mac operating system (macOS) that previous versions vanish from the App Store? Have you ever needed to reinstall one of these older versions of the Mac operating system (macOS)? It can be challenging to do this since Apple does not make older versions readily available unless you saved your own copy of the installer for the older version. I recently learned that some older versions are still available on the App Store.

[UpdateOctober2019 – Apple now offers a more straight forward way to download older versions of the Mac operating system (macOS) going back to OS X Yosemite (aka OS X 10.10).

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Older Versions Of Software For Mac

While the developer is fixing the problem, try using an older version. If you need the previous version of GARMIN Express, check out the app's version history which includes all versions available to download. Download prior versions of GARMIN Express for Mac. All previous versions of GARMIN Express are virus-free and free to download at Uptodown. Download older Mac OS X from Mac App Store. It works for Mavericks, El Capitan, Yosemite, as well as Mountain Lion and Lion and only works if you have downloaded it in the past and it is not working if you have already installed Mojave. Follow the below steps to get an older version of Mac OS X from the Mac App Store. New versions of MacOS installers are typically available through the Mac App Store, accessed through a computer that is compatible with the latest Mac system software release. Older versions of Mac OS X installers can often be downloaded as well, but from different sources.

Apple Support Web pages:

Links to App Store via Tidbits:

These installers have certificates that are valid until 2029.]

Mac Software Versions

This article on wphosting.tv has links for downloading some older versions of the Mac operating system (macOS). If you think you might ever need to install an older version then I recommend you download the installers now and then save the installer file so you can create your own install disk, if needed. This Apple support article currently provides instructions on how you can create your own installer disk for El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave. Alternatively you could use an application like DiskMaker X.

As of February 2019, Apple has links to get these versions from the App Store:

App Store links are not provided for older versions of the Mac operating system, such as El Capitan (10.11), Yosemite (10.10) or Mavericks (10.9). This is not a surprise since Apple only officially supports and maintains the 3 most recent versions of the Mac operating system (macOS).

New Mac Version

Links are also provided for buying an installer from Apple for Mountain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7) and Snow Leopard (10.6) Over the decades, Apple has vacillated on whether or not they charged for the Mac operating system. The most recent vacillation came with the introduction of OS X Mavericks (aka OS X 10.9) in 2013, when Apple switched to offering it for free. Prior to that, Apple charged for the Mac operating system since the introduction of Mac OS 8 in the late 1990’s.