Is there a point of upgrading from the first GM release?

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  1. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

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    I still don't know for sure what was fixed in the second GM release...
     
  2. Risco macrumors 68000

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    Yes, especially for the sake of avoiding issues down the line.
     
  3. coldjeanzzz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So just to be clear...if I upgrade through the App Store to Mavericks from my first GM release nothing should really change after upgrading right? The download is over 5 GB but I shouldn't lose another 5 GB of space in the process?
     
  4. skykingx2 macrumors newbie

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    i lost an extra 5 gb of space. I have no idea how that happened. how do i get that space back?
     
  5. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    The old version was not deleted. The only way you can get the space back is wipe your machine and do a clean install.
     
  6. adnbek macrumors 65816

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    This isn't correct. Don't spread FUD.
     
  7. hamiltonDSi macrumors 65816

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    It is correct. It happened to me when I upgraded from Lion to MT and now, when I upgraded to Mavericks from ML.
    Prove me wrong, please.

    EDIT : You can delete the installer of course but the old files will remain. The installer would clear up some space.
     
  8. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    The Mavericks installer will self-delete and the 5GB will be recovered.
     
  9. skykingx2 macrumors newbie

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    i am currently running mavericks now after upgrading from the App Store and I can't find the self installer anywhere on my computer and still have 5 gb mysteriously hiding somewhere on my cpu. where is it so i can get rid of it!
     
  10. anotherkenny macrumors newbie

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    I updated from mountain lion and gained about ten gigabytes.
     
  11. skykingx2 macrumors newbie

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    When I first installed the GM I did gain about 7 GB of space but now that is all gone and now i lost lot more after upgrading via app store.
     
  12. adnbek macrumors 65816

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    What old files? It's overwriting GM1 with the new release, then it deletes the install files. Only situation where you don't recover the 5gb is if the installer app isn't located under "Applications" and therefore doesn't get deleted.

    Anyways, I'm in the process of upgrading now (GM 1 to public release) and will confirm if there's an issue with this particular installer.
     
  13. skykingx2 macrumors newbie

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    ya the app must be hidden somewhere else. please let me know if you have the same issue
     
  14. adnbek, Oct 22, 2013
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    adnbek macrumors 65816

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    Just finished updating my Air. Had 71gb free with GM1 (and before I copied the install app to the hard drive to begin install) and now that it's done, I'm still at 71gb free. Mini not done but I'm guessing I'll get similar results.

    Edit: Mini is done. Same thing. Exact amount of free space with GM 1 and after upgrade.
     

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