I'm using Mac OS X 10.7.5, and I'd like to know this. I started the download for OS X Yosemite yesterday on User A, accidentally - I was going to start it on User B (me). Now, I didn't notice this until I switched to User B and let the computer sleep so that it could download the update while still staying alive (I plugged it in, too).
Now, when I woke up this morning, and switched back to User A, I got a couple of funny things happening.
First of all, it said
Could not download OS X Mountain Lion due to an unknown error; the application can be found in Purchases in the App Store in a dialog window. Not cool, but I wasn't even downloading OS X Mountain Lion!
Next, when I clicked
F4 on my Macbook Pro to see my Launchpad, OS X MAVERICKS was in there and paused.
Finally, Yosemite seemed to be still downloading; there was a Yosemite button icon thing, and it said downloading.
This brings me to my question: Yosemite didn't seem to have downloaded at all. It was still at the first progress bar image (or so it seemed). So, is it supposed to not download when I'm not in the same user as the one which started the download?
I'd really like to know this, because my internet downloads at 300 KBpS on average, and it's really slow, so I'd like to not be wasting time on getting the download to work when it's not going to work at all.