Please help! How to install new GM build without wipe?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by yalag, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. yalag macrumors 65816

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    Please help! How to install new GM build without wipe? I don't want to lose all my data but I can't software update to the new GM build. Please help!
     
  2. TualatriX macrumors newbie

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    new GM build? You mean the second GM build?

    I haven't upgraded yet, but I heard that you can just download a new version from Mac App Store then upgrade it like from Preview -> GM, this can be done without wipe.
     
  3. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Second GM build came out today. Cannot be upgraded from Mac App Store.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Yes it can. Redownload the installer and run it. You'll get the new version and it won't delete your data when you do.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    My advice:

    If the "first" GM is working for you (and by "working", I mean working well enough, even if there's a minor glitch or two), don't waste time trying to get the second GM installed.

    Instead, wait for the release of 10.9.1 update.

    Install it, and it should bring you completely up-to-date...
     
  6. Bear macrumors G3

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    This is bad advice.... 10.9.1 will be an update from the released version of Mavericks. It may not include the changes between the 2 GM versions.
     
  7. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    At this point it's best to just wait until they officially release it. Then download and install over current build. i.e. just run the installer in place once you've downloaded it and it will update you to the latest build.
     
  8. Dirtyharrydev macrumors member

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    Why not wait for the final rls and update to that?
    The New GM is problely the same.
     
  9. Bear macrumors G3

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    This leads to an important question. Do you keep backups? If not, what will you do if/when your hard drive fails?
     
  10. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure the OP is a developer who is violating his NDA, is running preview software on production machines, and doesn't understand how the OS he writes for works. :)
     
  11. sguser macrumors regular

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    I simply re-downloaded GM2 from AppStore and installed it on top of GM1. This worked without any issues.
     
  12. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How did you install GM2 over GM1? What are the steps?
     
  13. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Just run the installer.
     

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