Installing Mavericks on a 2010 MacBook Pro

harbaugh79

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I have a 2010 MacBook Pro that still only has 4G Memory, 2.4 Processor with Intel i5.

I tried to upgrade to Mavericks from 10.6.8 (yes, I'm way behind) and it says I need almost 8G of room to do it.

What's my next step to make this happen? More RAM? From what I can tell I can only increase the Memory another 4G. I need to upgrade the OS so that I can start using Adobe Cloud (which is already on my desktops).

thanks.
 

jonbravo77

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If it says 8gb of room that tells me you don't have enough hard drive space left. Nothing to do with RAM. 4gb of RAM should be fine.
 

simon48

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As a side note if you really have less then 8GB of free space on your HD I would recommend getting a bigger HD or making some more free space. Computers run a bit faster when they have ~10% of their HD free (I would never go below ~10).

Also, why not update to Yosemite?
 

Dented

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I have a 2009 MBP with 4Gb ram and it's running Yosemite quite happily (as it did Mavericks before that).
 

MPclk2006

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I have a 2010 MacBook Pro that still only has 4G Memory, 2.4 Processor with Intel i5.

I tried to upgrade to Mavericks from 10.6.8 (yes, I'm way behind) and it says I need almost 8G of room to do it.

What's my next step to make this happen? More RAM? From what I can tell I can only increase the Memory another 4G. I need to upgrade the OS so that I can start using Adobe Cloud (which is already on my desktops).

thanks.
I am pretty sure this is talking about 8GB of memory on your harddrive not of RAM, I installed Mavericks on my mid2009 macbook when it had 2GB of RAM and upgraded to 4GBs later.
 

poiihy

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I am pretty sure this is talking about 8GB of memory on your harddrive not of RAM, I installed Mavericks on my mid2009 macbook when it had 2GB of RAM and upgraded to 4GBs later.
Mavericks does not need 8GB RAM. Minimum is 2GB and recommended is 4GB.