Mac OS High Sierra Available to Campus

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Mac OS High Sierra Available to Campus

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Faculty and Staff,

Information Technology division announces the launch of Appleā€™s newest operating system, macOS High Sierra, to the TCU campus. The new version is now available for all on campus Macintosh computers and has been approved by the Mac OS X Committee.  Please, see the information below for upgrade instructions.

Why should I upgrade now?

We encourage you to upgrade at your earliest convenience so you have the opportunity to plan for the transition. Otherwise, the upgrade will be mandatory this summer and will be pushed out to machines that have not yet completed the upgrade. 

Upgrading also presents you with a series of enhancements that will help to improve your overall experience.  Check out the latest features on the following website (copy and paste the link into your browser):

How do I start the High Sierra upgrade?

We have attached a document to this email that includes step-by-step instructions on how to complete the process on your own.  The process is very simple, but it is important that you understand what needs to be done before you begin.  Please, review the following reminders before opening the attachment.  

Here are a few important reminders:

  1. This upgrade will take approximately two hours to complete so plan accordingly.
  2. Backup any important data in case you run into problems during the upgrade.
  3. Laptops should be connected to power and a wired network connection before starting the process.
  4. Your machine must already be running Mac OS 10.8 or later to be eligible for the upgrade and must meet the minimum requirements.
  5. Be prepared to upgrade any specialized third party software that you installed on your machine in case the version that you are running is not compatible with High Sierra.  

The IT Support HelpDesk will be more than happy to answer questions about this change, but the process is easy enough that you should be able to complete the upgrade on your own.