Hey guys, I have a MacBook Pro late 2011 edition which is pretty slow compared to the MacBook Pro I bought last year. So I have been thinking about giving my old laptop some new life. But I will give you the steps on how I upgraded my laptop in another blog.
But first, we need a Bootable Mac OS Sierra so that when I change the hard disk to another SSD I will have an Operating System to work on.
Even if you are not planning on upgrading your hard disk, it’s a good idea to have a backup of your OS.
Things you need
– USB Flash Drive with at least 8 GB space.
I recommend formatting your flash drive. Here’s how you do it
- Go to Finder > Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility
- Select your flash drive from the External Column and click Erase from the top menu
- I recommend renaming it to something more clear that its an Installer flash drive. I am naming mine ‘macOSInstaller‘. Be sure to use one word without spaces.
- Choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled) as the format.
- Leave the scheme as ‘Master Boot Record’
- click Erase
– Download MacOS Sierra
- Go to Mac App Store and download MacOS Sierra
- This will be saved in your Finder > Applications folder.
Now, all we want is to put this file into the flash drive so that the laptop boots up with this installed file.
– Open Terminal and paste the following command
- Paste the following command
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MACINSTALL --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app --nointeraction &&say Done
2. Enter your mac password
That’s it 🙂
Now in the next blog, I will go through how I upgraded my late 2011 MacBook Pro.