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I recently bought a new iMac and want to know how to work it. Apparently it has video capability which my previous one didn't. I've tried to get iMac Essentials, a 99 page manual, but every attempt to download it fails. "View in Apple Books" produces a 2 page .pdf containing technical advice about disposal and safety, and advising: Review the iMac Essentials guide before using iMac. This takes me back to the place I came from. Can anyone tell me, step by step, how to get hold of this manual?
 
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Hi,

I would try starting in the iBooks app, sign in with your Apple ID, search for iMac Essentials, and click Get.

Let me know if that works.

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I signed in, went to iMac Essentials, but couldn't find "Get" or any option to download. The reviews have many people having the same problem over the last 5 years.
 

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Hi,

I was able to download it from the U.S. iBooks Store. I wonder if there may be an issue in the U.K. iBooks Store? I do see there are two versions in the U.K.:

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This is what I get: [Oops! We ran into some problems.
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Both your links don't have the "Get" that your examples show. I don't understand how you can access the UK versions, as you show, but I can't.
 
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Yes, the links go to a web page...you need to click the View in Apple Books link to see in the Books application.

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I just switched to the United Kingdom iBooks (High Sierra) Store at the bottom of the window.

Maybe try signing out and back into the Book Store?

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None of the sites I access have "United Kingdom iBooks (High Sierra) Store at the bottom of the window." I went through the Apple menus to find UK, but couldn't find iMac Essentials on any of them. The nearest to what I wanted was:
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But when I clicked on the blue link, I got:
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Either Apple has stupidified me, or something strangely paradoxical is going on.
 
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Here is a link to the iMac Essentials website listed in the Info Guide:


I meant in the iBooks (on High Sierra) or Books (Catalina) application, I switched to the United Kingdom store at the bottom:
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