How to install OS X Mavericks without an external hard drive




How to install OS X Mavericks without an external hard drive


OS X Mavericks

As a rule, the version of OS X for developers not to install on your primary work computer, as there may be problems with the launch of some applications, and the stability of the system at this point, Apple does not warrant. But what happens if you try to Mavericks in like right now? Fortunately, there’s an easy way to do it, and you do not have to demolish your old system or buy an external hard drive.

To install OS X 10.9 DP (Developer Preview), we need to break the computer drive into several partitions. To rotate it, go to Disk Utility, choose our hard drive, then the tab “Section” and add the new one by clicking on the plus. It is recommended to dedicate to the Mavericks at least 12 GB, and it is better not to regret, and 15 GB. However, at the Air with 64GB SSD drive it can be quite problematic.

Then download the operating system from the Internet – now it can be found on almost any torrent tracker on, so you will not cause you trouble. After that, move the setup application in the directory “Programs” and immediately run it.

The setup menu appears, in which you will be offered a choice of which partition to install OS X 10.9 . Click on the Mavericks, and then the program will do it for you. Upon completion of the installation, the system reboots and starts already with the Mavericks.


How can switch between the two in your computer’s operating system? It’s enough to restart the Mac and just before the boot hold Option (alt), then you can select your old system.

In general, no complex procedure is not in such. I installed the Mavericks on an old Mac and I should note that it leaves much to be desired. Of course, much depends on the “hardware” of the computer, but now there are frequent conflicts between OS X 10.9 and applications, adapted by 10.8. And on the laptop battery installation Mavericks not affected.

Let’s see how much change to the OS X 10.9 release, which will take place this fall.

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