Where to download Yosemite?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Rhobes, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Rhobes macrumors 6502

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    Hi All-

    I have Mavs now but need to download 10.10 in order to update my FCPX. I don't want El Capitan because of all the bugs and my Intuos 3 will not work on it as well as my printer.

    I see 10.10 is not available in the App store now. Is there somewhere that I can find and download the last version of Yosemite?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Johnny101 macrumors newbie

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    Hi. You can not download Yosemite legally. But through Amazon you can purchase a legal copy.
     
  3. Rhobes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great, thanks Johnny101. I see it sells for $11.00-
     
  4. flowrider macrumors 601

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    I just looked at those adds on Amazon. I do question how legal they really are. I have USB sticks with OSs back to Mountain Lion and CDs for earlier OSs. Could I just make copies of these and sell them on Amazon like the listed sellers? I really don't know the answer:oops: But, I think that if they were legal to sell by 3rd party folks they would be for sale in the App Store.

    Lou
     
  5. Rhobes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi Flowrider-
    I have to agree with you. I didn't give it a thought, but haven't bought it yet. I assumed, maybe someone could get away with it a few days but it would come to Amazons attention and be pulled. I thought this kind of thing was monitored by Amazon. Yet, as you say, why wouldn't not be offered in the App Store. Guess I'll see what I can find out before going for it.

    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  6. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    It really makes no sense why apple doesn't list the last version of all OS X in the app store for clean installs..
     
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    Yeah... that violates Apple's EULA for sure and I'm surprised Apple has not put the smackdown on those sellers. I'm guessing does not know about it.
     
  8. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe apple would be in more trouble if people started demanding the latest OS actually worked, and hence turn a blind eye to the downgrade options.
     
  9. Butchie-T macrumors regular

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    I ran into this same problem shortly after I purchased my Mac Mini. By the time I wanted to upgrade it from 10.9.4 to 10.9.5, Apple had transitioned to Yosemite. Thankfully I had "purchased" Mavericks on a MacBook Pro a couple of months earlier and had forgotten that I did that at the time I was upgrading my Mac Mini. I was able to use that purchase and download 10.9.5 installer for that device and then get my Mac Mini upgraded to 10.9.5.

    Lesson learned for me: Regardless of whether I plan to upgrade OS X or not, I will "purchase" the latest and greatest release on each of my MAC devices and archive it for later use.

    It is a PITA that Apple does this with their OS's and then does not somehow make it available for their users.
     
  10. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    WE should start a safe repository of all the OS X versions. Technically we are allowed to own them if we have a mac
     
  11. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    @vexorg

    It's really stupid that Apple still sells the much older versions Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion but not Mavericks and Yosemite, just because they were free. :rolleyes:

    I think they don't even care if anyone installs a version purchased with someone else's ID.

    But they won't allow to do what you suggested, even if it's just for the free upgrades and the forum won't allow to discuss it because of that. :( I think even your post is already too much and might disappear very soon together with my answer. :(
     
  12. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    It should not be piracy if legal mac owners were to exchange OS versions that they are allowed to install, or had been installed at one point.
     
  13. chrfr macrumors 603

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    In this case, it's a matter of running Software Update to install the 10.9.5 updater for 10.9.4; it wasn't necessary to use the full installer. This still works even if you are reinstalling OS X from scratch and only have the full 10.9.4 (or older) installer.
    "Purchasing" each major version of OS X when it's available is a good practice. At work I even keep each major and minor version of the OS X installer.
     
  14. Butchie-T, Jan 19, 2016
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    Actually in my case it was get what ever I could find as there was no hint of any Mavericks to be found within the App store. Apple had removed any semblances of Mavericks and all that was available to me was Yosemite. So having the purchased install on the MacBook ended up being my saving grace to be able to get the 10.9.5 upgrade.

    I grab every major and point release that comes out now and save them off on a disk, regardless of whether I am going to upgrade to that release or not (which, I eventually do.).

    Currently I'm running 10.10.5 while I study for my exams. Once I'm finished with them, I'll move onto 10.11 and start the process all over again. Between Cisco and Apple, it seems like all I do is study for the next exam. Plus getting CPE's for Security+ while I'm at it too.....
     
  15. Rhobes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, having read all the following replies. I will now start to "buy" all the new OS's and save them. Best answer I think.
     

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