Download some vital free software, mount its disk image, run the Installer package there – but why does Ventura refuse to install it, and what you do?
Described and illustrated, with key points on cables, and setting up ownership and accounts. And what does happen when the external boot disk is missing?
Changed installers, post-update security mayhem, Stage Manager for those sensitive to motion, memory leaks, an Endpoint Security bug, and more.
How macOS updaters have changed over the last decade, and why they’re far more reliable, but you can’t download a standalone updater any more.
Upgrading to Monterey is simple for the great majority of users. But what can you do if you can’t get it to install? Here are plenty of options.
App signatures remain valid forever, but Installer packages are different, and their certificates can and do expire. What about notarization though?
in Mac OS 8 and 9, you could patch the system direct. OS X was harder, and became sprawling and interdependent, encouraging users to reinstall macOS. That has now ended with the introduction of the SSV.
The macOS 12.1 update is the smallest x.1 update since High Sierra 10.13.1 in October 2017, over four years ago. How come it has bucked the trend in Big Sur?
Full macOS installers come in different presentations according to how they’re obtained. Explained here are what’s in an installer app, and how a bootable installer disk works.
If you want to be able to run versions of Big Sur on your M1 Mac after upgrading to Monterey, now’s the time to start preparing.