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Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by zoran, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    When downloading Mavericks from the App store do i get it as a dmg file or is the new installation done automatically and on the fly as it downloads?
     
  2. dzejms macrumors member

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    It downloads Mav as an app, then it reboots and starta installation.
     
  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    what do you mean as an app? what extension does the installation file have?
     
  4. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    It downloads as an application, AKA to your applications folder. The extension would be .app. You open it just like you would any other app (the app store, safari, mail, etc..) It opens, and then you follow the prompts to install Mavericks.
     
  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    So it doesn't install Mavericks by it self after its downloaded, it waits there to be double clicked by me etc.
    I can take it to install on another intel mac right?
     
  6. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Correct, it doesn't install by itself. I don't remember if the app opens by itself or not, but either way you have to instigate the prompts to move through the installation.

    And yes, it can be installed on another Mac as long as it is your computer associated with your Apple ID.
     
  7. dBeats macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on how you do it, it may automatically start, but you have the chance to cancel it and the app will wait until it's started again before it does the actual install.
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Just to clarify here -
    When you download the OS X installer, be it Lion, ML, or MavX, the process is always the same from the App store.
    The download completes, and the installer will automatically launch. I'm guessing that Apple thinks that when you download an OS X installer, you then install it on something…
    Important: if you proceed with the install, the installer deletes the installer.app at the end of the install process.
    So, if you want to save the installer (somewhere else), then Quit the installer, and do what you need with the installer.app
     
  9. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    if its a friends computer i cant install my version of Mavericks?
     
  10. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Technically, can't answer. Legally, no as it's tied to your Apple ID. Why don't they just download it from the app store themselves? It's free.
     
  11. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    There is no internet connection for now to my friends location. Other than that, im just wondering how is Mavericks tied with a users Apple ID?
     
  12. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Your friend could download MavX, using their own AppleID, but on your Mac. That way will then show a link for the download to their own account, and everything will be above board...
     
  13. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I havent understood what the case is with the Apple iD. Usually when we used to install a MacOS we inserted our credentials there while setting it up, now with MavX, using the Apple iD it is inserted automatically?
     
  14. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Is that a question?
    (I don't know the full answer - only what people suggest… )

    When you download MavX from the App Store, you can then install that on any Apple-branded computer (already running 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8) that you own or control.
    That's what the license agreement for 10.9 says.

    Despite the fact that the MavX upgrade is free, that does not mean that you are free to use it outside of the terms of the software license.
    If you can review the license agreement, and decide that you can show that "own or control" includes your friends's Mac (do you keep the computer at your house, despite the fact that someone else actually owns it?), then do it. (and goodonya!)
    Otherwise, MavX is a free update. Let your friend use HIS Apple ID to download it.
     
  15. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I was just wondering, but all is clear. Thanx guys!
     
  16. GerritV macrumors 65816

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    I had to wait for several apps to update, so I'm installing Mavericks only now.
    The download must have been the most user unfriendly experience I ever had, software and otherwise. No dialog, no progress bar, no info, no feedback at all.
    Except for the phrase "one more second..." showing for about a minute. :confused:
     

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