One download for 2 Macs without burning to DVD/USB stick?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by parish, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. parish macrumors 65816

    parish

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    After downloading, but before I set the installer going, I copied the download to an external drive. I copied the whole Install OS X Mavericks package from /Applications rather than just InstallESD.dmg as with previous versions as I believe you need more than that with Mavericks.

    Can I just copy that to /Applications on my second MBP and App Store/Software Update will detect it and allow it to install or, alternatively, can I just double-click it and it'll run the installer?

    Don't really want to burn a DVD or make a USB installer (don't have a >=8GB USB stick anyway).
     
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    If it works as Mountain Lion did, yes this will work.
     
  3. parish thread starter macrumors 65816

    parish

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    Yes, it does. Thanks :)

    Interestingly, once I'd copied it to /Applications, App Store showed it as Downloaded but didn't appear to have anyway to kickstart the install. :confused:
     

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