Will Official Mountain Lion Write Over Developer Version Automatically?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Eleer, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Eleer macrumors newbie

    Eleer

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    Quick question guys, I'm running Mountain Lion Dev version 4 and I was wondering if I the official Mountain Lion from the app store will just download and replace my Mountain Lion developer version? If not, what do I need to do? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. chevalier433 macrumors 6502a

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    You need to buy the official release.
     
  3. roxxette macrumors 68000

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    If he have a developer account he doesnt have to buy anything, he gets a token to redeem on the Mac appstore :) atleast that was the case last year and i didnt have to pay for Lion, even if its GM you still need to restore and update with final release or you not gonna be able to update when new comes.
     
  4. chevalier433 macrumors 6502a

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    If he was a developer we wouldn't ask a question like this.
     
  5. danb77 macrumors 6502

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    This is incorrect. In the last few releases the GM has been identical to version which shipped and upgraded automatically with no problems at all.
     
  6. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

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    False. As longer as I've had a developers account, the GM is the final release and there's no need to do a restore. IOW, if you do a restore then install GM, there's no need to do a restore then install the final release.
     
  7. roxxette macrumors 68000

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    A lot of "enthusiast" pay for the ios/mac developer programs, so it was worth to say.
     
  8. Eleer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not lying on a Mac forum--I'm an adult with a simple question and needing help. No, I am not a developer, however I do have the developer version of Mountain Lion version 4 and am just needing advice. I just need to know if I need to do anything special before I download Apple's actual release of Mountain Lion from the App store. I was just curious if it would simply overwrite and replace the developer version I am running right now; I simply don't want to mess anything up.

    Thanks for the replies everyone.

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    Thanks for the reply, I am hoping this is the case, though I wasn't sure at first.
     

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