Searching for Mavericks 10.9.0 download link

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by want to know, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. want to know macrumors newbie

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    Hi all I have been searching the app store and everywhere on the internet for the initial 5 gig download of Mavericks 10.9.0 and I have finally had to come here and ask. It appears to me that this initial download is no longer available while 10.9.1 and 10.9.2 and 10.9.3 and 10.9.4 are readilly available and I have downloaded all of these. I need the 10.9.0 in order to convert my mac pro 1.1 tower to do what it was designed to do. any tips advice or personal emails would be greatly appreciated.
    Drew

    P.S. I would not be asking this if I had not spent 3 weeks looking everywhere including ebay for a premade install USB stick.
     
  2. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    What does this mean?
     
  3. want to know thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My machine is designed to run a 64 bit operating system however the head ass hats at Apple have put a direct stop to people with 64 bit compatible machines upgrading them to mavericks so that they are not permanently stuck in the past. I am desperately seeking the 5 gig file that comes with the initial Mavericks download that will allow my machine to be what it was designed to be. An up to date kick but work station. Not some old hunk of junk.

    ANY help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 603

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    still seems confusing. what OS are you running now? you need to be at 10.6.something to HAVE the app store, then you should be able to download & install mavericks.

    or are you saying that the app store is NOT showing mavericks??
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your Mac Pro 1.1 does not support Mavericks. The latest OS X it supports is 10.7.5.
     
  6. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    I sent you an email (PM) this morning in regards to this.
     
  7. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    I assume you specifically want 10.9.0 because that's the OS that was originally installed in your Mac Pro. If that's the case, doing an internet recovery will install your original 10.9.0 version of OS X.

    Info here:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718
     
  8. fisherking macrumors 603

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  9. simsaladimbamba

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    That 2006 Mac Pro 1,1 came with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger 10.4.something, not with a 2013 OS X version.

    The need for the 10.9.0 version has probably to do with the installing of an unsupported OS or the other way around. Too late to daWoim.
     
  10. Markie2014 macrumors newbie

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    Sfott 1.3.9.7???

    hi, please where can i find the older version of sfott 1.3.9.7???? Been searching for it quiet a while now with no success. Can you please help me if you can, would be very thankful.

    Greetz
     
  11. want to know thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you Thank you Thank you

    Jabarley has helped me and now I am on my way. I have the mac pro 1.1 running in 64 bit. He asked me to pass on the favor so ask me and I will try to pass it on. Drew
     
  12. arb2005 macrumors newbie

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    Cannot upgrade to Mavericks 10.9.0 anymore?

    I have a Macbook Air running Snow Leopard and would like to upgrade to Mavericks. As noted in previous post only 10.9.5 is available and is strictly an update. The only place I found it was a paying site that did not look legit. The Apple website seems to have removed all traces of Mavericks. Must I go directly to Yosemite?
     
  13. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yep... no legit way to get Mavericks any longer if you don't already have it.
     
  14. tmille macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem if you could help me out I would really appreciate it... I had to wipe my macbook pro due to something that my wife downloaded and now I'm trying to reinstall the updates and it says I need 10.9
     
  15. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    You can purchase Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion from Apple so I expect that there's an Apple-provided way of getting Mavericks.
     
  16. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Do you know what that might be, because members have reported here they called Apple and were told it was not available. Any Mac that can run Mavericks can run Yosemite, so it may be that Apple would prefer users to move to Yosemite.
     
  17. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    The only way I can think of is that if you already downloaded it in the past, it is still available in your purchases on the App Store. I recently downgraded from Yosemite that way, luckily the download link was still there.
     
  18. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    What OS did your MBP come with?

    If it was 10.9, put it into internet recovery mode, and it will be installed.
     
  19. tlockett macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to get a copy of Mavericks, called Apple support and they won't even get me a copy, totally sucks, I m on Ml 10.8.5 but need 10.9.5 for some apps that no longer support 10.8.5, but I don't want Yosemite because it's to much hassle to use trim on my SSD system drive
    Anyone have a disk image of 10.9.5. ?
     
  20. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Maybe the 'support' channel is limited.

    Instead try approaching Apple from a 'store' angle. iTunes Store is debatably more money-oriented than the (Mac) App Store so if you can metaphorically get your foot in the door of the iTunes Store, you (the disgruntled paying customer) might get a better reception before being directed elsewhere for a redemption code.

    Refusing to sell (or otherwise provide) a redemption code for a distribution of the operating system would be fairly outrageous. The full installer for Mavericks is still a current distribution, to people who already have it amongst their purchases. If Apple argues that it's no longer available for purchase, escalate the complaint.
     

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