View Full Version : Mavericks for 3 Macs... 3 downloads?

26th January 2014, 04:06 PM

Clearly, Apple cares naught for download limits...

I've just downloaded Mavericks for my new iMac... I'd also like to instal it on my MacBookPro... Am I able to use the 5GB file/s that were downloaded for the iMac, to upgrade the MBP? Or has it downloaded a Mac-specific version only?



26th January 2014, 04:21 PM
Yup - stick the installer on a USB stick before you start the installer on the iMac...

26th January 2014, 04:49 PM
Or even better create a USB based installer using Diskmaker X

26th January 2014, 06:25 PM
Oh... not after doing the instal?

26th January 2014, 06:44 PM
No - because OSX nukes the installer after a successful install...

26th January 2014, 06:49 PM
Now that is annoying!!!

Yep, already ran the installer on the iMac... Doh.

Thanks for the prompt answers, guys - appreciate it.

27th January 2014, 06:54 AM
If you had of moved the installer out of the Applications folder to say, the desktop, or duplicated it before performing the install, it would not have been nuked.

My favourite method is of course to make a bootable USB memstick installer first. I've been doing this since Lion.

27th January 2014, 07:32 AM
Personally found this easier but again must be run prior to Installer. You can download another copy.

How To Create An OS X Mavericks USB Installation Drive | Lifehacker Australia (http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2013/10/how-to-create-an-os-x-mavericks-usb-installation-drive/)

27th January 2014, 08:56 AM
Ahh, see that's the problem with not updating since 10.6...

Lucky I'm on a 100GB plan I guess.

29th January 2014, 09:58 PM
That Terminal command works a treat. It takes a while so don't sit there watching the moving >>>> :)