OSX Mavericks - Steps in Upgrading

As promised, OS X Mavericks is already available in Mac App Store for FREE. Yes, for free - that is if you meet the requirements asked. However, before you go get and grab that once in a lifetime chance of owning an operating system for free, better check first your current system and configuration before you go and embrace that OS the company has been offering.

5 Steps in Upgrading your Operating System

As mentioned above, there are several pre-requisites to be addressed upon before you install OS X Mavericks. Now, what are these and how do you go about the process of installing the said operating system?

1.  Check specifications.

The most important thing really in upgrading is to make sure that your present system meets the system requirement for running OS X Mavericks. As reiterated by Apple, this system can run system including iMac (mid-2007), MacBook Airs (late-2008), and the Mac Mini (early 2009). To be certain, you can check system compatibility in App Store so that installing will go smoothly.

2.  Clear existing problems.

Before installing, check whether your system is experiencing any problems. This could include app crashes, inability to log in users, inability to share services or establish hardware connections; because sometimes these seemingly little problems indicates a major hardware problem. Therefore, before worse turns to worst, better check your system and fix current problems before it gets worse than ever.

3.  Run maintenance

Run first maintenance routines before installing. You can at least reboot system into Safe Mode then let Disk Utility check hard drive errors. Of course, you can still do a full general maintenance routines if you find this way better in checking problems within your system.

4.  Update third-party Software.

Another important thing you need to look into is to ensure that you have updated your third-party software specially if you are using specific tools and utilities. Make sure that they are compatible with Mavericks before you go and upgrade your system

5.  Remember to backup.

Before finally upgrading, be sure to back up your system using a fully restorable back solution such as Apple's Time Machine. This will ensure that you can still recover your systems when things don't go accordingly to what you have expected.

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