"OSX Mavericks cannot be installed on this computer"

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by mneblett, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. mneblett macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2008
    I have a new late '13 15" MBP with Mavericks pre-installed.

    I want to download a copy of the Mavericks installer so I can create a 10.9 installation USB drive.

    When I go to the App Store app and click on "download" (either from the local "Purchased" listing in the App Store app or directly on the OSX Mavericks App Store page) I get the message in the thread title -- basically, I'm not allowed to download the 10.9 installer.

    Any suggestions as to how/where to download the 10.9 installation package?

  2. FrancoisC macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2009
    Montreal, Qc
    The build for your MacBook is probably a little newer than the one available in the app store, so you'll have to wait until 10.9.1 to do that I think.
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    You can only do it using the recovery partition, and then interrupting the process. It's convoluted, and not worthwhile since 10.9.1 will probably make it unnecessary.
  4. mneblett thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2008
    Thanks, folks. Looks like I'll just need to be patient.
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You can get the Mavs version for your machine following this ridiculous process if you really want it.

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