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12-12-2013, 06:11 PM
I am wondering if I can update 10.8.4 to 10.8.5 in Sandbox, then to my main HD.......and can I update 10.8.5 to 10.9 in Sandbox, then to my main HD or do I have to update to 10.9 on main HD first, then copy to Sandbox

12-12-2013, 06:17 PM
No, you can update to 10.9 in the Sandbox...that's how seed testers do testing, for example.

12-12-2013, 07:08 PM
thanks for such a quick reply - I'm not sure exactly what u mean - no I can't update in Sandbox in either OSs first, then copy to main HD, or yes I can...sorry not a techie

12-12-2013, 07:37 PM
You asked whether you had to update to 10.9 locally, then Sandbox. What I said was no, you don't have to update to 10.9 then Sandbox. You can install 10.9 in the sandbox - if you want to roll back to 10.8.5 if you don't like it.

Otherwise, why would you be using the Sandbox, right?

12-12-2013, 07:43 PM
thanks for your patience Dave - I thought I remembered in the past having to update HD first when major versions came out.....

12-12-2013, 07:56 PM
Well, major updates make more changes. And you shouldn't do this if you aren't trying to roll back to 10.8.5 - a real 'test' of 10.9.

If you're just trying to do a 10.9 install, you should install to the real drive.

12-12-2013, 08:13 PM
thank you - I will install 10.9 to HD first - what about 10.8.4 to .5?

I greatly appreciate your fabulous support

12-12-2013, 08:19 PM
That's fine too - you can readily Sandbox minor OS updates.