Update with no INTERNET!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by africano, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. africano macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Help, I live in a country where the Internet is rubbish! I have very slow internet at home.

    I want to update my macbook pro but I cant take it to work and use the internet there as it is capped.

    Can I use my work internet to download updates etc for my macbook pro and then transfer them with a usb?

    I would like to install the new OS. Can someone help me and point me to the file I need to download?

  2. SquirrelGirl macrumors member


    Mar 13, 2014
    You should be able to download the free Mavericks update from the App Store onto a USB flash drive, it should be easy as pie. You will also have a copy of the OS on the drive for future needs too then :)
  3. AppleDApp macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2011
    So you can or cannot use your work internet to download Mavericks?
  4. NukeIT macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2013
    I think you are saying you can't use your MacBook at work because it is blocked, right?? But can use your work computer to download, is that right??

    What is your work computer?? If it is a Mac you should be able to download and transfer a DMG/ISO to a flash drive. Then install on your private computer. If it's not. You could try using torrents to get the file and then transferring to USB as well. Don't know how your work would feel about torrents tho.
  5. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Apart from major OS installers like Mavericks which can only be downloaded through the App Store, you can get just about every update directly from Apple's website:

    You can sort by product to find what you need.
  6. 5to1 macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2008
    Where did u get the Mac from? Perhaps they may have/can download it? Alternatively try emailing Apple and explaining the situation, can't hurt and minimal effort required on your part.
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Can you take your MBP into work and use that to download the updates?

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