8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 24, 2013 3:16 PM by antdude
antdude Level 1 (15 points)

Hello.

 

Is it OK/safe to download the latest Mac OS X installer file on another Mac, with an older Mac OS X version, through its App Store? Or does it have to be on the same machine? The reason is because work's Mac Mini (Mac OS X 10.7.5) has faster Internet connection (at work), but not allowed to use home's MacBook Pro on the network. I was hoping to download the installer with my Apple account and copy the huge 4+ GB file onto an USB drive. I hope this doesn't confuse and mess up the account and machines.

 

Thank you in advance.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,665 points)

    You should be fine doing that. When the download completes the installer will automatically open, so just quit the app and then you will find it in the Apps folder to copy to a storage device or another Mac.

  • antdude Level 1 (15 points)

    Hmm. I am having problems downloading this Mac OS X Mt. Lion v10.8.5 installer file.

     

    If I log into App Store first, and then try to download... I get "You have updates available for other accounts -- Sign in to ...@mac.com to update applications for that account." I do not have access this .mac e-mail account since this is my employer/office's Mac Mini.

     

    If I am logged out of App Store, try to download it, and then log in… I get "Unknown Error." and then "We could not complete your request. There was an error in the App Store. Please try again later. (4)"

     

    I tried searching for solutions, but none of them seem to work.

     

    Any ideas? Thank you in advance.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,665 points)

    Is your account on this Mac a restricted user account or an Administrator account?

  • antdude Level 1 (15 points)

    Dah•veed wrote:

     

    Is your account on this Mac a restricted user account or an Administrator account?

    Administrator level.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,665 points)

    Then perhaps take it to your IT dept and ask them to update all the apps that it thinks need to be updated.

  • antdude Level 1 (15 points)

    Dah•veed wrote:

     

    Then perhaps take it to your IT dept and ask them to update all the apps that it thinks need to be updated.

    Here's what's weird. I can install and update other apps like those freebies. Only Mt. Lion 10.8.5 won't download due to the account errors.

  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,665 points)

    I'm at a loss.

  • antdude Level 1 (15 points)

    Dah•veed wrote:

     

    I'm at a loss.

    Oh well. Thanks anyways. Hopefully, someone else can help. If not, then I guess I can't do this trick on this machine.