2012 MM i7Q Server conversion to workstation

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ServiceTag, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. ServiceTag macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2008
    what's the best way to convert 2012 Mac Mini i7Q Server to Mavericks/Yosemity workstation using new SSD as main drive.

    Same time is it possible to save image from 2012 Mac Mini 2.3Ghz i7Q Server model and use it on non-server 2012 2.6Ghz i7Q model later on...
    or is the MM Server license tied to serial#/mac address?

    P.S. reading the post from rvs007 - is that best answer to my second question?

    Originally Posted by rvs007 View Post
    ...... first boot up the system without any modification, then once you get the initial setup completed, you can download the OSX installer and put it on a USB drive. There are instructions on the net on how to do it. I went through the process myself when I wanted to wipe the HDD and restore a fresh copy of the OS so I can return the Mini back to Apple. Anyway, once you have the USB drive made, then you can proceed with your hardware upgrade. Once that's done, you would boot up the computer with the USB drive ......
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Just don't install the Server application. There's no difference in the operating system otherwise. As long as you've redeemed the server application in the App Store app, you'll be able to download it again in the future.

    There's no need to save the image. As I said above, the only thing that distinguishes a "Server" from workstation-level is the Server.app itself.

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