Question about refurb Macbook Pro

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  1. powerslave65 macrumors regular

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    If I buy a refurb summer 2014 macbook pro can I downgrade to mavericks
    if it ships with yosemite?

    And how would I get mavericks if I don't have a copy?

    I am not ready for yosemite...:eek:
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Long story short, nope.

    The earliest OS you can install is the one that it shipped with.

    Besides, I would stick to Yosemite purely from a security standpoint. Thunderstrike is no joke, along with other vulnerabilities.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Usually the answer would be no....

    but because the 2013 and 2014 are pretty much the same then you shouldn't have any problems. However you might want to take a look at this first.

    http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201686

    Secondly unless you have previously had mavericks on your apple account you'll have to get some one who has to make an iso image bootable usb stick using diskmaker x for you to install it.

    To be honest though there is little difference between Yosemite and Mavericks apart from the look (which is great looks fantastic on retina screens) and improved functionality and integration with ios devices.

    I would just give it a try I think you'll be pleasantly surprised, despite a few teething problems and bugs it really is currently a great modern OS.

    You can always go down the mavericks route if you don't get on with it.
     
  4. powerslave65 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the heads up.
    I still use FCP 7 still and have not heard anything conclusive about it's functionality

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    What is thunderstrike?
     
  5. newellj macrumors 601

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    For what it's worth, I upgraded my 2012 MM and late 2013 rMBP. Aside from the cartoon colors, Yo runs at least as well on both of them as Mavs did.
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Google it.
     
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  8. hallux macrumors 68020

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    If you're getting one that was released in April 2014, I don't see why you COULDN'T install Mavericks. You'll just need to have it downloaded and a USB install drive created. The units released in April 2014 shipped with Mavericks so there shouldn't be any reason a refurb one won't take it.
     
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