Preinstalled Yosemite, revert to Mavericks, mid-2014 MBP

DesertNomad

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I have ordered a MacBook Pro and am hoping it comes with 10.9. If it comes with 10.10, what is the best way to get it back to 10.9?

I have another Mac running 10.9 that I can use to get 10.9 onto an external drive. I also have a 10.9 installer that was downloaded from the App Store the day before Yosemite was released. I don't really know if it installs 10.9 or 10.9.5.
 

Altemose

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I have ordered a MacBook Pro and am hoping it comes with 10.9. If it comes with 10.10, what is the best way to get it back to 10.9?

I have another Mac running 10.9 that I can use to get 10.9 onto an external drive. I also have a 10.9 installer that was downloaded from the App Store the day before Yosemite was released. I don't really know if it installs 10.9 or 10.9.5.
If you download the installer today it will download 10.9.5. That model originally shipped with 10.9.4 so you cannot use a regular 10.9 file. You must obtain the newest copy from the App Store.
 

DesertNomad

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If you download the installer today it will download 10.9.5. That model originally shipped with 10.9.4 so you cannot use a regular 10.9 file. You must obtain the newest copy from the App Store.
Which I should have since I downloaded it on Oct 15.