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I have OSX 10.7 that came installed on my MacBook by default, and decided to upgrade to 10.9 Mavericks.

The download is ~5GB in size, if I have a network disconnect I am worried it will begin form the start. Is there a way I cam download the upgrade of smaller size or do I have to get new installation in any case, and then how should I have a resumable download?

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You seem to have two questions here…

Why is OS X Mavericks upgrade size the same as a fresh install?

There's only one installer. Unlike Windows, there's a single OS X installer that is able to install on and/or upgrade any machine capable of running Mavericks, from any prior version of OS X all the way back to 10.6.

Is there a way I can download the upgrade of smaller size or do I have to get new installation in any case, and then how should I have a resumable download?

No, the OS X Mavericks install is the single installer available — there's no smaller copy.

The Mac App Store does support resumable download, so don't worry about your internet connection dropping. It will pause/resume the download automatically.

  • what is the location where the dmg file is getting downloaded ? – Ciasto piekarz Jan 5 '14 at 10:18
  • @san The DMG is inside the app package. – grg Jan 5 '14 at 10:51
  • at the moment , the download is in progress, and I do not see the app package in /Appliations which is what I asked where is the in progress file being downloaded ? – Ciasto piekarz Jan 5 '14 at 10:56
  • @san /var/folders/*/*/C/com.apple.appstore/. – Lri Jan 5 '14 at 14:26
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Mac App Store downloads support pausing and continuing after connectivity problems. You can safely download Mavericks without fear of having to restart the download in the case of any disconnections.

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