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Can you put OSX.11 on my AIR to replace OSX.13?
Posted by: samintx
Date: September 07, 2018 05:23PM
OSX.13.6 on a 2017 Mac AIR. I dislike Hi Sierra. Can I downgrade to just Sierra on this AIR?
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Re: Can you put OSX.11 on my AIR to replace OSX.13?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: September 07, 2018 06:55PM
Usually Mac OS downgrades are not possible but when you have a computer whose hardware is unchanged since that older version of the OS was available, there are ways to get that older OS working. But it takes some patience.

The 2017 MacBook Air uses hardware from 2015 so OS 10.11 should work on it with those workarounds in place. Example: I did this for 10.6.8 on a 2011 Mini which initially shipped with OS 10.7. The same *hardware* as in that 2011 Mini shipped previously in the 2011 MBPro and thus you could wrangle OS 10.6.8 into the 2011 Mini. It could even just work with no workarounds but you won't know unless you try. Or do a new search or 3 to see if someone else has done this already.

*However* you will need to wipe the Air to do the reinstall as it's set up with the new AFPS file system in OS 10.13 and OS 10.11 doesn't know what the heck to do with that.
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Re: Can you put OSX.11 on my AIR to replace OSX.13?
Posted by: samintx
Date: September 07, 2018 07:47PM
I didn't know what AFPS was either! thanks. I don't like all the security on High Sierra.
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Re: Can you put OSX.11 on my AIR to replace OSX.13?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 07, 2018 10:08PM
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I didn't know what AFPS was either! thanks. I don't like all the security on High Sierra.

You're not going to get away from "all the security". The best plan is to just WRITE DOWN YOUR PASSWORDS and keep your settings current. Keep your recovery emails, and phone numbers, CURRENT with your AppleID, etc.

It's all a pain in the ass... but it's not going to get easier by stepping backwards.



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Re: Can you put OSX.11 on my AIR to replace OSX.13?
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 08, 2018 09:11AM
Apple’s password manager system helps, or use a separate one like 1password.
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Re: Can you put OSX.11 on my AIR to replace OSX.13?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 08, 2018 02:34PM
We used to be told not to write passwords down, especially in a work environment, and most especially on a Post-It anywhere near the computer, desk, drawer, etc.

I've been wanting to get a small, cheap PDA (is there even such a thing still) like my old Casio data-book, just for passwords. Air gapped, one relatively strong password that can't be brute-forced by computer.

Not a SIM-less phone. Something a little bigger, with a bigger screen!

Or just a sheet of paper taped to the underside of a lower drawer. LOL.





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Re: Can you put OSX.11 on my AIR to replace OSX.13?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: September 09, 2018 08:55AM
Just use your phone to store passwords. Create a contact that YOU can remember and store the passwords in the "note" area. Add extra spaces that you know to remove for the password to work. How often is your phone in someone else's hand??



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Re: Can you put OSX.11 on my AIR to replace OSX.13?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: September 09, 2018 12:56PM
Just use your phone to store passwords. Create a contact that YOU can remember and store the passwords in the "note" area. Add extra spaces that you know to remove for the password to work. How often is your phone in someone else's hand??



Bill
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

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Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.
— David Rains Wallace
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Re: Can you put OSX.11 on my AIR to replace OSX.13?
Posted by: PeterW
Date: September 09, 2018 03:15PM
Are you going to post again at 4:57?
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Re: Can you put OSX.11 on my AIR to replace OSX.13?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: September 09, 2018 08:03PM
Maybe ... Personally, I blame the FORUM for letting me double post!

My apologies to those I have offended. Also, I apologize to the FORUM. They're good people!

cursing smiley



Bill
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Re: Can you put OSX.11 on my AIR to replace OSX.13?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: September 09, 2018 08:23PM
If you're up to date with the OS, Apple's Notepad app will password-protect your notes and sync with your iPhone via iCloud so it's a halfway-decent place to keep your passwords.
[support.apple.com]

...Better than a "Passwords.doc" file, anyway. (You wouldn't believe how many "Passwords.doc" files I've stumbled across.)



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