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    Trying to Download Mavericks

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    Trying to Download Mavericks
    As above.

    It says "Downloading" but nothing is happening.

    How come there's no bar that shows that process of downloading and how long it takes?

    Should this download take more than a few minutes?

    Thanks.


    EDIT: The little bar in under the icon in the dock is getting bigger. I guess it is installing now? Or is it just loading the installer onto my desktop?
    Last edited by Marrk; 04-27-2014 at 08:51 PM.
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    It's just loading the installer. Installation will take another good bit of time. Make a copy of the installer after it finishes downloading and save it someplace where you can have access to it later on. Copy it to a flash drive, SD card, or a folder on your machine. Once it's copied, you can start the installation process with the original install file.

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    Just a note. The installer downloads to the Applications folder. Do what Chscag said above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    It's just loading the installer. Installation will take another good bit of time. Make a copy of the installer after it finishes downloading and save it someplace where you can have access to it later on. Copy it to a flash drive, SD card, or a folder on your machine. Once it's copied, you can start the installation process with the original install file.

    This is what I was going to do. Bought a new Flash drive and everything. But nothing happened the way I expected, and now it is already installed (10.9.2).

    Is it too late to make that backup copy?
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    The file usually goes away after the install. You can re-download it and this time right away go to Applications and find it and use the instructions to make your Flash Installer. If you need instructions I can provide you url's.

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    Yes unless you download another version. You did need an 8GB flash drive and these directions:-


    http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2013/10...llation-drive/
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    The file usually goes away after the install. You can re-download it and this time right away go to Applications and find it and use the instructions to make your Flash Installer. If you need instructions I can provide you url's.
    Thanks. That sounds like a plan.

    It'll take another hour to re-download, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Yes unless you download another version. You did need an 8GB flash drive and these directions:-


    How To Create An OS X Mavericks USB Installation Drive | Lifehacker Australia

    Thanks, Harry.

    Now, if I could just figure out how the Mavericks bookmark function works....
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    Mavericks is driving me nuts. Do I need to keep it for Security reasons? Can I use the backup I did this morning in Time Machine to go back to the way things were?
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    If you made a Time Machine backup right before, yes. Boot from the installer and select restore from Time Machine backup. Be sure it's the Mountain Lion installer.

    If I were you why not give it a bit more time and see if it grows on you? It has Memory Compression that makes for better performance in lower amounts of RAM.

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    What did you upgrade from? If the version you upgraded from was up to date you're probably OK without going to Mavericks.

    As far as using Time Machine to go backwards did you have Time Machine backup system files along with your data. If so you should be able to boot to the recovery partition, erase the OS X partition, then restore from the Time Machine backup.

    Juat out of curiosity what is it about Mavericks that is driving you nuts.
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    Sly, Out of the box for me Time Machine does it all. I have never changed settings and left it alone and always was able to restore with everything there. If nothing was messed with it should be that way and using the recovery Partition selecting restore from Time Machine Backup.

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    That's right. Just wanted to make sure the OP was set up that way. I'm not at the moment. I've excluded system files from my backup because I usually keep a bootable backup going.

    That reminds me. Been a while since I cloned things. Need to do another one tomorrow.
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    Thanks, everyone.

    I don't understand about a third of what you are saying (partition?), but I gather I need to plug in my Time Machine backup drive, then go to Disk Utilities and reboot from it. Then, I should be able to figure out the restore process.

    I upgraded from what is in my sig line. I heard that they are no longer providing Security Updates for what I had.

    Sly, I'll take your advice and try to stick with Mavericks for a while. My problem is that I was expecting an "update," not a whole new OS. It's too overwhelming for me at the moment. But going back may be more of a hassle.

    Thanks again.
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    I would avoid Mavericks - it has slowed my computer down significantly - wish I never installed it.

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