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Thank you guys!! thumb.gif I'm still hoping that Apple will refresh the mini till may when i will buy it, it's a bit bitter to buy 1.5year old hardware but hey...haswell still isn't that much of a upgrade,only that igp-u update would have been nice.
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Xeb has time to answer questions, so he has time for updates...

We want updates! When do we want them? Sometime in the near future whenever it's convenient and you have worthwhile stories! tongue.gif
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i have a question for you Lord Xeb, why a Macbook Air would not update from 10.7.5 to Mavericks neither from App store or From USB? I made it bootable with Diskmaker X, i should also mention that its my cousin's who lives out side US.
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Don't you need to be on 10.8 to upgrade to 10.9?
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Originally Posted by robE View Post

Thank you guys!! thumb.gif I'm still hoping that Apple will refresh the mini till may when i will buy it, it's a bit bitter to buy 1.5year old hardware but hey...haswell still isn't that much of a upgrade,only that igp-u update would have been nice.

I was in the same boat with you but got fed up with the wait and purchased the Mac Mini. Loving it. It is really not slow to be honest.

I think I will skip the haswell upgrade and grab a new mac mini in 2015. So far this 2012 Mac Mini is doing great for me.
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Don't you need to be on 10.8 to upgrade to 10.9?
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You can upgrade to OS X Mavericks from Snow Leopard (10.6.8), Lion (10.7), or Mountain Lion (10.8). Click the link below if you have an older version of OS X.
straight from apple site, but i also created bootable USB and still not working, he gets the circle with slash when booting from USB.
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i have a question for you Lord Xeb, why a Macbook Air would not update from 10.7.5 to Mavericks neither from App store or From USB? I made it bootable with Diskmaker X, i should also mention that its my cousin's who lives out side US.

Likely because the MacBook Air doesn't support it. Also, you don't need to use disk maker X.

I built my own image by following a guide online then used disk utility to restore the image to an 8GB flash drive. Works fine. You cannot install Mavericks from the app as you use to do with 10.8.


http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/apple-in-the-enterprise/how-to-create-a-bootable-usb-to-install-os-x-mavericks/

^^^ That is how I did it. Took some figuring out. Pretty easy and painless. This way you can make sure it is done right. If it still doesn't work, then your MacBook Air doesn't work with Mavericks. Remember, there are multiple iterations of the MBA.

The Early 2008 MacBook Air doesn't support Mavericks. Anything after that works fine. However, systems with 2GB of ram run like crap. When running 10.9, I always recommend going with 4GB of ram.
 
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thanks for the for the tips, i'll look into it some more.
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If you get a serial number for me and send it in a PM, I can tell you everything you need to know.
 
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I had a 13" MBP that did 't want to upgrade until I deleted the recovery partition. You can also use dd to make an installation USB
 
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