Order MBA now or wait for Mavericks

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nagihcim1, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. nagihcim1 macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2009
    I'm assuming the upgrade to Mavericks will be $20 (maybe free) if I order an MBA now so money isn't the issue in this decision. My concern is getting a MBA with Snow Leopard then upgrading a month later to Mavericks will leave behind unneeded Snow Leopard files. Is this something to be concerned with at all? My only other concern was that if I ever need to do a restore would I have to restore back to Snow Leopard and then upgrade to Mavericks or will a system restore go back to a clean install of Mavericks? Thanks!
  2. unplugme71 macrumors 68030

    May 20, 2011
    Buy now or later. Doesn't matter. You can always do a clean install.
  3. iBram15 macrumors member


    Oct 8, 2011
    Just order now, there won't be any problems when upgrading, and if there are you can always do a clean install..
  4. 53kyle macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2012
    Sebastopol, CA
    I'm confused. You are talking about ordering a MBA but talking about snow leopard :confused: Did you mean mountain lion? Either way, there won't be any un-needed files left over :)
  5. nagihcim1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2009
  6. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
  7. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Don't worry about it. The recent OS installs actually replace all the OS files, so other than files in your user area, it is a fresh system.
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    This won't happen. The upgrade to the next OS version will install what's needed and remove what needs to be removed.

    And if you're that concerned, you can always upgrade, then do a clean install to a completely fresh version of Mavericks using Internet restore (hold down Command + Option + R when booting).

    The restore partition will have the latest version of the OS that you've purchased. If it's the factory install of Mountain Lion, and you haven't upgraded to Mavericks, than that's what you're going to get on a restore. If you've upgraded to Mavericks, then you'll get that.

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