After downloading Lion, will my Mac automatically start updating?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iLoveMyApple, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2008
    Southern California
    I want to get it downloaded now, but not install it yet. I want to get my MacBook backed up before installing, just in case things go bad, but I won't be able to do that until Friday. Can I just download it now and then install it on Friday?
  2. angelwatt, Jul 20, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011

    angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Install process won't happen automatically, it will just sit in the Applications folder. At least that's what I've read. I'm still waiting for the download.

    OK, it just finished downloading, it does pop-up a window to start install, but you can easily quit it.

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