Install vs download options

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tech198, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    #1
    Whats the difference between these ?

    'Install' and 'Download' in your Purchased section...

    Both look like they do the same thing... As when i click 'Install' it download's the app anyway..
     

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  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    As far as I know, OS X itself is the only thing with "download". That's because it doesn't automatically install after downloading (since it requires a decent amount of time, and a reboot).
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Apps on the MAS are installed once you buy them, i.e., downloaded and installed, but as mentioned by Nermal, OS X is a little different. You have to manually run the installer once OS X is downloaded.
     
  4. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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    ok,, i think i get it.

    so the fact the installer OS's take "longer" to install on a users system is the only side effect here ?

    I was confused over the fact, u drag and drop app to Applications or download directly to Applications folder as "installed"
     

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