This is the most silly question I'll ever ask, and I'm sorry for this.

But doing the following:

Step 1: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/os-x-mavericks/id675248567
Step 2: http://www.apple.com/osx/how-to-upgrade/

I assumed there would be at least ONE way of downloading Mavericks, since.. It's free.. But aparently Apple assumes that 2014 was the year of removing download buttons?

I have a blank Mac Book Pro 2010.
This in turn has a OS X 10.8 DVD with it.

All I need, is to reinstall the machine!
I do not have a friend with a mac. I do not have a Apple store near by. I don't have Itunes (and can't install it either).
I do however have a DVD burner, a extremely fast internet and I don't mind fiddling in the command promt.

Any ideas what I could do? Again, sorry for this shitty question, been reinstalling Machines for over 15 years but never have a machine been this much of a headache.


This is what the site looks to like me...

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For those who don't understand the dilemma of me having a 10.8 DVD. According to their own forums, they've discontinued 10.8 as a installation option from the app store. They referr you to the Mavericks installation which should be a two press installation.. Assuming you have Another apple Product near by.

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  • If I go to the Apple store the download is still there and active itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-mavericks/id675248567?mt=12
    – Ruskes
    Sep 2, 2014 at 7:11
  • @Buscar웃 please feel free to screenshot that and post it here, cause either I'm blind, not as intutative as you or I just don't see it. Windows 7 with Internet Explorer here.
    – Torxed
    Sep 2, 2014 at 7:12
  • what happens when you click on the link I gave you
    – Ruskes
    Sep 2, 2014 at 7:14
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    Why can't you first install 10.8 from DVD and upgrade to Mavericks from there?
    – nohillside
    Sep 2, 2014 at 8:44
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    WHen do you get the error message, before or after installing 10.8? Is the 10.8 DVD the one delivered with your Mac or something you burnt on your own?
    – nohillside
    Sep 2, 2014 at 14:21

2 Answers 2


Here you go with the screen shot of download button.

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  • There you go, It's because you're ON a mac.. with Itunes/Apple Store built in.
    – Torxed
    Sep 2, 2014 at 7:17
  • Well, you can not get it another way.
    – Ruskes
    Sep 2, 2014 at 7:18
  • If so, congratulations Apple, You've officially created a device you can lock yourself out of. golfclap -.- Even with 20 years or so of experience, you're in the gutter if someone comes in with a older, broken, OSX installation and their original DVD. fml..
    – Torxed
    Sep 2, 2014 at 7:21
  • I would gladly give you a copy of the installer (copy) I have but it is a 5.5 Gig file :( If you have a Google drive I could upload it there. It might take few hours :(
    – Ruskes
    Sep 2, 2014 at 7:23
  • It's tempting, i do have a google drive. I'll get back to you on that one :) (Could Always create a bootable USB) :)
    – Torxed
    Sep 2, 2014 at 11:50
  1. Install OSX 10.8. Should be no problem on a 2010 MacBook Pro.
  2. Boot the new system, launch AppStore and install 10.9.

Did you do this? Why do you involve a Windows 7 machine (which cannot help you here) ?

  • Except step one fails. If i could get to anything remotely Close to a working computer.. I would have upgraded via the integrated softwares boundled in the OS. But as i mentioned, i'm stuck with a Clean computer and a DVD that won't install.
    – Torxed
    Sep 2, 2014 at 11:50
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    @Torxed: Sorry, that was not clear. What is the message when the install fails? Is the DVD for a different type of Mac? This would be the case if it was bundled with an iMac, for example. Or is it the generic DVD which should work with all of them? Sep 2, 2014 at 12:19
  • It's a downloaded (via app store) copy of OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion. I've used it like 20 times before without any problems. I've also used the same source for distributed inställs, but unfortunately I do not have access to these other apple Products as of now. But it is for this specific Product :)
    – Torxed
    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:35
  • Questions go into comments.
    – bot47
    Sep 2, 2014 at 12:48
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    @Torxed: I still do not know the reason why the install of 10.8 with the DVD fails. Please try to give more details. Sep 2, 2014 at 13:15

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