Upgrading DP4 to Final Release of Lion

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  1. gwelmarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi
    Just wondering - I have Lion Developer Preview 4 installed on my Mac - does anybody know if I will be able to upgrade that to the final release of Lion when it does come out? There seem to be mixed messages out there on the forums at the moment.

    Sam
     
  2. Ratatapa macrumors 6502a

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    I heard that you will have to clean install SL then upgrade to Lion.

    Can't confirmed but i read it on this site
     
  3. thankins macrumors 6502

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    The logs on the the dev site from Apple says you will not be able to go from DP4 to the final build
     
  4. gwelmarten thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What do you guys think then? Do you think there will be another developer release like a GM which will then lead to a release which can be upgraded to the final release version? I think there must be - it's too much like Microsoft to prevent upgrades from beta software to final releases.

    Sam
     
  5. Atarikid macrumors regular

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    Where did you read this? It is known you cannot upgrade from any DP version.
    Apple has stated this with every DP upgrade.

    BTW read developer program agreements ..
     
  6. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you can install GM on top if DP4.
     
  7. Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

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    You cannot upgrade from a Developer releaser to final. This question has been asked to death, please use search.
     
  8. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

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    Well I know with the GM build that looks like it is just a hidden version of the real version due out very soon I am able to install it over the DP4 - so I think yes you can :)
     
  9. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Actually, this is misunderstanding

    Apple won't offer Software Update to update DP 4 to GM or final version.

    But you can install GM or final version over Mac running DP 4.
     
  10. Nuckinfuts, Jul 1, 2011
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    Nuckinfuts macrumors 6502

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    Install Over DOES NOT EQUAL Upgrade

    This is very bad and should be avoided at all costs since it just overwrites some system files and leaves others to sit and cause problems.

    A clean install headache now saves exponentially more later.
     
  11. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Can you update the Gold Master to final without
    having to revert back to Snow Leopard and is this
    a good idea?
     
  12. slb macrumors 6502

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    My guess is most people here aren't members of that program.
     
  13. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    The GM is the final, unless they find any showstopping bugs.
     
  14. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you can update to the GM from DP4. I just did it, no issues.
     
  15. 212rikanmofo macrumors 65816

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    bugout, you can? how? while in dp4 is there an update to GM?
     
  16. NJRonbo, Jul 1, 2011
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    NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Two questions....

    Just for the sake of it, can you install the final version over GM

    -or-

    Will the GM pull in the necessary software updates to bring it up to speed with everyone else?

    I know it's a silly question given the GM is final, but here is why I ask...

    I have a developer in the family who has installed a copy on my machine. Yet, I want to support Apple and pay for the final copy when it is available. So in essence, I would be installing the final Apple Store download release over the Gold Master.
     
  17. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    there is no update to the gm.. it's a separate install
     
  18. CyBeRino macrumors 6502a

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    The GM and the final version are the same thing. You can do that all you like, you'd just be reinstalling the same thing again.
     
  19. anubis72 macrumors regular

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    Nope, can't be done. Just tried to purchase Lion from the App Store and I get a message stating that the version I have installed (dev GM) is newer than the version I'm purchasing and in order to install, I have to place the existing app in the trash.

    Is that proof enough? :rolleyes:
     
  20. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    I'm also running the dev GM and had no problems purchasing/downloading Lion from the App Store. I didn't obtain my dev GM through the normal sources, so not sure if that's what the difference is.
     
  21. Mk2 macrumors member

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    It seems that you are offered to buy it anyway if you have the GM version of 'Install Mac OS X Lion' in your downloads folder.
     

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