Install OS X Mavericks

Installing Mavericks is a straight forward process. The following models can be upgraded to Mavericks:

  • iMac: Mid-2007 and up
  • Mac mini: Models from early 2009 and up
  • Mac Pro: Models from 2008 and up
  • MacBook: Late 2008 and up
  • MacBook Air: Models from 2008 and up
  • MacBook Pro: Models from Mid 2007 and up
  • Xserve: Models from early 2009 and up

Installing OS X has never been easier. In this article, we’ll look at upgrading a Mac from OS X 10.8 to OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). The first thing you should do is clone your system. The second thing you should do is make sure you have a good backup. The third thing you should do is make sure you can swap back to the clone should you need to do so and that your data will remain functional on the backup. Once you’re sure that you have a fallback plan, let’s get started by downloading OS X Mavericks from the App Store. Once downloaded, you’ll see Install OS X Mavericks sitting in LaunchPad.

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Open the app and click Continue (provided of course that you are ready to restart the computer and install OS X Mavericks).

Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 4.45.46 PMAt the licensing agreement, click Agree (or don’t and there will be no Mavericks for you).

Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 4.45.48 PMAt the pop-up click Agree again, unless you’ve changed your mind about the license agreement in the past couple of seconds.

Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 4.45.52 PMAt the Install screen, click Install and the computer will reboot.

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And you’re done. Now for the fun stuff!

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