Can't install Maverick...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Legion103, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Legion103 macrumors regular

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    Says I need 4.8 GB space, I have no music, rarely any pics on my air...

    how can I clear space?
     
  2. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    Delete any apps that are taking a lot of space. MS Office and any high end games (diablo III, etc) take a bit of space. Also, delete your trash in mail.

    If your reinstalling Mavericks, go into repair/restore at boot and just erase the partition and/or reformat it. It should get mavericks via the internet after that (unless you have it on a USB stick). Believe its Option + R or Command + R when you boot up the mac.
     
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  4. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm. I'd do the internet recovery feature and just go into disk utilities before you click install/setup and just erase & format the partition. If you have an older macbook, you have have the install the OS X that came with that macbook before you can install mavericks. But its probably the least frustrating way to install mavericks.
     
  5. motrek macrumors 68020

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    It's terrible advice to tell somebody to just start deleting apps with no idea how big the apps are or what other files are on the drive.
     
  6. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Download and run Disk Inventory X to see what's actually consuming your diskspace, and then clean up accordingly. It's a very useful free utility.

    http://www.derlien.com/
     

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