There are two methods for install Mavericks
1. Install Mavericks on empty volume
This is the easy way that you can use for install Mavericks without keeping any backups of previous Mac OS X version. You do not need any backup because you have an empty volume to install the OS. The main advantage of this method is you can install Mavericks download with exiting startup drive while it is booting. Also, this method doesn’t need much time to complete the installation process.
Because of this, I recommend creating your own bootable El Capitan (OS X 10.11) installer drive on an external hard drive or USB thumb drive. If you need to install El Capitan on multiple Macs, using a bootable installer drive is faster and more convenient than downloading or copying the entire installer to each computer.
- Confirm that the USB drive will lose it’s data and enter the Admin password when asked; Disk Utility will now create a bootable OS X Mountain Lion installer drive out of USB drive using the disk image, this can take a little while depending on how fast the drive and Mac are but 20-30 minutes isn’t unusual.
- USB Flash Drive 8Gb Get one on Amazon here: (For El Capitan need a 16GB USB Stick) Mac OS Installer retail Version of Yosemite, El Capitan or Mac OS Sierra, choose one you desire to make the bootable USB.
2. Install Mavericks on the startup volume
When you are using this method to install the Mavericks download, please keep a backup of your previous OS file and application data. Otherwise, you do not be able to use those applications and file after the installation of the new OS X version. You need to create a bootable USB installer which has the Mavericks installer software on it.
How do you keep a backup before installing Mac OS X Mavericks?
There are many tools and applications for backing up the Mac OS X before upgrading. So you must choose the best tool for backup the previous OS’s data. Basically, those kinds of tool is using for clone backup. After the process of backing up, you can ensure the process by checking system preferences and go to startup disk pane and booting the backed up device.
Tools for clone backup
As I mentioned above there are a number of tools and application for backing up Mac OS X. But all the tools may not be able to do the backup task correctly. We can name some tools for clone backup. Update to mac 10.14.
Mac Backup Guru, SuperDuper, Carbon Copy Cloner, you can use those tools for Mavericks and clone backup the Mac OS X.
iMac ( After 2006 iMac versions), Mac Book and Mac Book Black/White (the year 2008 and 2009 upwards), All Mac Book Retina Models, Mac Book Pro 15 inch, Mac Book Pro 17 inch, Mac Mini (2007 or later), Mac Book Air 2008 or later, Mac Pro (2008 or later), Mac Book Pro 13 inch (2009 or later), Xserve (2009)
Mavericks Dmg Bootable Usb Recovery Tool
System Requirements for Mac OS X Yosemite
2 GB of RAM, 8 GB storage, OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard
Os X Mavericks Bootable Usb
How to Mavericks download from the Apple Mac Store
- First, you need to launch up and sign in with Apple ID username and password to the Mac Apps store by using the Mac Apps store icon on your desktop or laptop.
- Find the Mavericks from the search bar. You can use the categories for better searching the Mavericks.
- When you found the Mavericks link you will be able to click the download button and get it. Here you must sign in to the Mac apps store as I mentioned above.
- Mavericks download file is around 5GB of size. So select a drive to download which has the relevant space for the Mavericks download file.
- After you downloaded the 5GB of Maverick’s installer, the installer for Mavericks will be open automatically. What you need to do is do not proceed with the installer, just quit from the installer by clicking the quit button.
- To install Mavericks you have to create a bootable installer for USB drive by copying the Mavericks installer.
- Then you will be able to install the Mavericks file. For installation methods please refer the website and relevant video tutorials.