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Can't download full High Sierra Installer

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HP Probook 4540s(Clover)
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i5 3320m
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1366x768
All I can get is the 19.9MB version

Here's what I'm doing: Open app store, click on Hight Sierra banner at top, click open, I'm presented with a window that says "To set up the installation of macOS High Sierra, click continue", I click continue, agree to license, click install, it says wait about 11 minutes, I wait about 11 minutes, then it says it's gonna reboot in 30 seconds or something like that, I quit the install, check my app folder and see the install package is 19.9MB. I've done this twice now.

If I then try to run the terminal command...

/Applications/"Install macOS High Sierra.app"/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --converttoapfs NO --agreetolicense

...I get the helper tool crashed error. After some searching it appears that the command might need the full installer to work.
 

RehabMan

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All I can get is the 19.9MB version
Delete all copies of it, including those in the trash, external attached media, etc.
Then redownload from the Mac App Store.
 
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CPU:
Core i7-2600K
Graphics:
Intel HD 3000
how to download Hight Sierra?
 

RehabMan

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Joined
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191,415
Motherboard
Intel DH67BL
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Core i7-2600K
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Intel HD 3000
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MacBook Air
Mobile Phone
iOS
CPU:
Core i7-2600K
Graphics:
Intel HD 3000
how to download Hight Sierra?
Off-topic.
This is the laptop forum,... desktop questions are clearly off-topic in the laptop forums.
 
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