4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2014 4:10 PM by Mido66
Mido66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

For few time I am trying to download and install the OS X. Mavericks as a free upgrade for my system OS X 10,6,8 , but for some reason I couldn't / can't till now , Can any one tell me what to do ?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (47,860 points)

    What error are you getting?


    Does your Mac meet the specs for Mavericks?

  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (29,285 points)

    Do you meet all the requirements for Mavericks (listed here)?


  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,055 points)

    Not unless you tell us what happens when you tried. Do you meet the requirements?


    Upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion or Mavericks


    To upgrade to Mavericks you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.8, Lion, or Mountain Lion installed. Purchase and download Mavericks (Free) from the App Store. Sign in using your Apple ID. The file is quite large, over 5 GBs, so allow some time to download. It would be preferable to use Ethernet because it is nearly four times faster than wireless.


         OS X Mavericks- System Requirements


           Macs that can be upgraded to OS X Mavericks


             1. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) — Model Identifier 7,1 or later

             2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) —

                 Model Identifier 5,1 or later

             3. MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             4. MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) — Model Identifier 2,1 or later

             5. Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             6. Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             7. Xserve (Early 2009) — Model Identifier 3,1 or later


    To find the model identifier open System Profiler in the Utilities folder. It's displayed in the panel on the right.


    Are my applications compatible?


             See App Compatibility Table — RoaringApps.


    Upgrading to Lion


    If your computer does not meet the requirements to install Mavericks, it may still meet the requirements to install Lion.


    You can purchase Lion at the Online Apple Store. The cost is $19.99 (as it was before) plus tax.  It's a download. You will get an email containing a redemption code that you then use at the Mac App Store to download Lion. Save a copy of that installer to your Downloads folder because the installer deletes itself at the end of the installation.


         Lion System Requirements


           1. Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7,

               or Xeon processor

           2. 2GB of memory

           3. OS X v10.6.6 or later (v10.6.8 recommended)

           4. 7GB of available space

           5. Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.

  • Mido66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just ordered the the Lion from the app store and still as you said $19.99 + TAX , and I will take it from there even my macbook pro got the needed requirements :


      Model Name:          MacBook Pro

      Model Identifier:          MacBookPro3,1

      Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo

      Processor Speed:          2.4 GHz

      Number Of Processors:          1

      Total Number Of Cores:          2

      L2 Cache:          4 MB

      Memory:          8 GB

      Bus Speed:          800 MHz


    Thank a lot for your help .