Does Apple Allow an Upgrade from DP to Release Version?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by groove-agent, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. groove-agent macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2006
    Not that one should run a DP as their main partition, but has Apple historically allowed a DP to be upgraded to full version via an update?

    I guess this question would go out to those who used the DP for Mavericks as it would be the only precedent. Did the App store allow you to upgrade to the release version of Mavericks or did you have to clean install?

    If not, I guess the other possibility would be to time machine and import data through a fresh install.

  2. dmccloud macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Anchorage, AK
    You could upgrade from the final DP to the release build of Mavericks, but it seemed to work a lot better if you just did a clean install rather than upgrading it. Beta software contains a lot of extra code pertaining to bug reporting and other stuff that doesn't always get removed cleanly when upgrading to the release candidate. IF you're performing regular Time Machine Backups (and even more so if you have a separate full backup), then you can just bring your apps and settings back over to the machine once the release version is installed.

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