New hard drive and installing Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by BrianStoiber, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. BrianStoiber macrumors member

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    I am purchasing a new hard drive for my Unibody Mid 2010 MacBook Pro. The hard drive is on its way and will be delivered today. I purchased Mavericks original through the AppStore. It is now downloading and shows to be 5.32GB in size. Normal DVDs are only 4.7GB so I am wondering, once it is downloaded, how do I move it onto the new hard drive to install? Should I try to get a dual layered DVD or should I use a USB drive?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You get an 8 GB or bigger USB flash storage thumb drive stick and use this tool, but know, that any existing data in that USB flash storage thumb drive drive will be deleted using the tool I linked to.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Personally I'd cancel the download and do an Internet recovery after the drives installed.

    Failing that use a dual layer dvd or a dongle
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    And Internet Recovery will work with a 2010 MBP and Mavericks?

    It seems so, if one updates the Mac with this.
     
  5. BrianStoiber thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, I am already 3.5 GB done with the download so about 60%. I will just continue downloading and use the USB tool. If I have problems with that, I will try the online recovery.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Internet recovery is not going to get OP Mavericks, it will get him Lion assuming he upgraded to Lion at some point. Internet recovery always gets you the OS version that came from the factory with the exception of machines on this list. Those machines may have come with Snow Leopard, but can get Lion with Internet recovery if they have been updated.

    OP needs to continue the DL like he is doing and make a USB key installer.
     

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