In this video we show to install macOS from scratch after replacing the hard drive on an iMac. The process is the same for all Intel based Apple Mac’s, from MacBook Pro to iMac.

In this case we installed High Siera because that was the latest OS our mid-2010 iMac could handle but again the process is the same regardless of the version of macOS you end up with.

If you want to see how we upgraded the hard drive to an SSD, fixed the sound, replaced the LCD cable or turned down the fan that were stuck on high, check THIS video out.

Which macOS Can I Upgrade To?

macOS Monterey Released October 2021 Will Run On:

MacBook models from early 2016 or later
MacBook Air models from early 2015 or later
MacBook Pro models from early 2015 or later
Mac mini models from 2014 or later
iMac from 2015 or later
iMac Pro (2017 and later)
Mac Pro models from late 2013 and later
Mac Studio

macOS Big Sur Released November 2020 Will Run On:

MacBook models from early 2015 or later
MacBook Air models from 2013 or later
MacBook Pro models from 2013 or later
Mac mini models from 2014 or later
iMac from 2014 or later
iMac Pro (all models)
Mac Pro models from 2013 and 2019

macOS Catalina Released October 2019 Will Run On:

MacBook (2015 to 2017)
MacBook Air (Mid-2012 to 2019)
MacBook Pro (Mid-2012 to 2019)
Mac mini (Late 2012 to late-2018)
iMac (Late 2012 to 2019)
iMac Pro (all models)
Mac Pro models from 2013

macOS Catalina Released October 2019 Will Run On:

MacBook (2015 to 2017)
MacBook Air (Mid-2012 to 2019)
MacBook Pro (Mid-2012 to 2019)
Mac mini (Late 2012 to late-2018)
iMac (Late 2012 to 2019)
iMac Pro (all models)
Mac Pro models from 2013

macOS Mojave Released September 2018 Will Run On:

MacBook (Early 2015 to 2017)
MacBook Air (Mid 2012 to 2017, because it’s the same as 2015 model)
MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 to 2018)
Mac mini (Late 2012 to late-2018)
iMac (Late 2012 to mid-2017)
iMac Pro (all models)
Mac Pro (Late 2013, plus mid-2010 and mid-2012 models with recommended Metal-capable GPU)

macOS High Sierra Released September 2017 Will Run On:

MacBook (Late 2009 to 2017)
MacBook Air (Late 2010 to 2017, which is same as 2015 model)
MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 to 2017)
Mac mini (Mid 2010 to 2014)
iMac (Late 2009 to mid-2017)
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 and 2013)

List of OS X & macOS’s From 2009 to 2022:

OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard – August 28, 2009 (Latest: 10.6.8)
OS X 10.7 Lion (Barolo) – July 20, 2011 (Latest: 10.7.5)
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (Zinfandel) – July 25, 2012 (Latest: 10.8.5)
OS X 10.9 Mavericks (Cabernet) – October 22, 2013 (Latest: 10.9.5)
OS X 10.10: Yosemite (Syrah) – October 16, 2014 (Latest: 10.10.5)
OS X 10.11: El Capitan (Gala) – September 30, 2015 (Latest: 10.11.6)
macOS 10.12: Sierra (Fuji) – September 20, 2016 (Latest: 10.12.6)
macOS 10.13: High Sierra (Lobo) – September 25, 2017 (Latest: 10.13.6)
macOS 10.14: Mojave (Liberty) – September 24, 2018 (Latest: 10.14.6)
macOS 10.15: Catalina (Jazz) – October 7, 2019 (Latest: 10.15.7)
macOS 11: Big Sur (GoldenGate) – November 12, 2020 (Latest: 11.6.6)
macOS 12: Monterey (Star) – October 25, 2021 (Latest: 12.4)
macOS 13: Ventura – Coming fall 2022



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