The OS X Mavericks version is here, and best of all, it’s a free upgrade that users can download from the Mac App Store today for quick and easy installation. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install OS X Mavericks even if you’re not familiar with upgrading your own computer.
If you have installed an iOS update, the process is almost as easy, but it will take a little longer than installing the new iOS 7.0.
OS X Mavericks is available for users running older versions of OS X up to OS X Snow Leopard and will run on older Macs from 2007.
This OS X Mavericks upgrade guide will show you how to upgrade to OS X 10.9 over your existing files and installation. While it’s a good idea to back up on Time Machine or through another service, this should leave your files where they were when you started. Check out our other guide if you want to perform a clean install of OS X Mavericks.
How to Upgrade to OS X Mavericks
OS X Mavericks is a free upgrade, so users just need to find it in the Mac App Store. click this link will open a preview of OS X Mavericks and users can then click View in Mac App Store to open the store and start downloading the update.
The OS X Mavericks download is 5GB in size and may take at least an hour to download to your computer. Make sure you download this update over a home connection and not while connected to a personal hotspot.
Budget about an hour for the download and 30 to 60 minutes to complete the OS X Mavericks upgrade.
When the OS X Mavericks download is complete and then click on it.
This will launch the OS X Mavericks upgrade program, which will guide users through the remaining steps. To start the OS X Maverick installation.
If prompted, you agree to Apple’s terms. On the next screen most users will see a hard drive and . If you see two, be sure to select them.
to start. This is the administrator password on the computer, not the one you use to purchase apps from the Mac App Store. The computer will reboot and begin the installation process. Make sure the computer has enough power or is plugged in. You will not be able to use the computer while the OS X Mavericks upgrade is in progress.
The OS X Mavericks installation will consist of two parts showing an installation progress bar and a separate installation completion bar. Eventually the computer will reboot and boot into OS X Mavericks. Users will need it and can do it now if they want to.
Users can also continue and set up iCloud Keychain later using the iCloud menu in System Preferences. This completes the OS X Mavericks upgrade.