HELP! Moving an early 2008 MBP over to Mavericks.

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Serbski, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Serbski macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    So I'm still using my early 2008 MPB. Unfortunately I don't have the cash to upgrade at the moment so thats not an option.

    I've just purchased a 3rd party battery and charger to get the old beauty back into the game.

    I'm currently running Leopard OSX so I can't access the app store to get Mavericks.

    Is there any way I can download Mavericks via my PC and then boot it onto my mac with a USB drive?

    Ideally I'm looking to clean install Mavericks onto the Mac as I want to wipe my harddrive (after I've saved the important stuff!) and start a fresh... and possibly sell the macbook and invest in a newer one!

    So TL:DR

    How can I get Mavericks onto a MBP running Leopard without using another mac to download it?
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    No, you can't access the App Store from Windows, you'll need to buy Snow Leopard in between.
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573Z/A/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard
    Presumably you could also go into an Apple Store, log in, and download it there from one of their Macs, then build a bootable installer later.
     
  3. Serbski thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So there's no way to download a .dmg file from a torrent site?

    In theory I could go into the apple store with a memory stick and download it and transfer it to the stick?
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    If you're willing to trust that the OS isn't compromised, I guess that's possible.

    Yes.
     
  5. Serbski thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok great one last question.

    Hypothetically if I managed to get a dmg of Mavericks onto a USB drive can I do a clean install onto my mac with it? Or will I still need to download Snow Leopard?
     

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