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Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Tech198, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Regarding Internet Recovery, while useful, is there a real reason to use it if u will be updating to a newer iteration anyway?

    eg.. if u have 10.10.3 on usb key u download installer from app store from another Mac.. but a new purchase of a mac only comes with 10.10.2..

    Thus, recovery would take u back to 10.10.2,, then u download another 1.52Gig for 10.10.3 update..

    is this worth it ? or can i skip the middle man and just create a usb 10.10.3 key on any previous mac, take it to a newer machine and it would still install ? :apple:
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 601

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    everything updates, so, macs in stores will soon (if not already) come with 10.10.3. then, 10.10.4...etc

    what middle man? recovery comes with your mac, and easy to use.
     
  3. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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    The needing to download an os x update seperatly, if u already have the installer with it.
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 601

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    the simpler part: are you going to download every update to your drive? ie when apple goes to 10.10.4, will you update the flash drive? what if you don't have it handy and need to restore?

    the beauty of internet recovery is...it's always up-to-date, and always accessible (of course, if you're online).

    but whatever works for you..!
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That is not how Internet recovery works. If you have a Mac with 10.10.2 on it and 10.10.3 has been released, if you do Internet recovery you erase the drive and reinstall through Internet recovery you will get 10.10.3.
     
  6. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Your explanation differs from Apple...
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    Which version of OS X is installed by OS X Recovery?

    If you use the Recovery System stored on your startup drive to reinstall OS X, it installs the most recent version of OS X previously installed on this computer.
    If you use Internet Recovery to reinstall OS X, it installs the version of OS X that originally came with your computer. After installation is finished, use the Mac App Store to install related updates or later versions of OS X that you have previously purchased.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    No, my explanation does not differ, you are just misunderstanding what Apple is saying I believe.

    When Apple says version they mean Yosemite 10.10 or Mavericks 10.9 for example. But the next point release of that "version" will ways be installed whether it is normal recovery or Internet recovery.

    So if your Mac came with Mavericks 10.9.1 and you did Internet recovery today you would get 10.9.5, for example. I have done this myself recently when I sold a MacBook that came with Mavericks and I got the newest point release.
     
  8. jbarley macrumors 68030

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  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    To be fair, Apple has made this as confusing as all get out. :)
     

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