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Can I update to 10.10 form 10.8.5 via software update?

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Hi,

I'm happily running OSX 10.8.5, but increasingly I'm coming across apps which require 10.9 or even 10.10.

Software Update shows that Yosemite is available to download.... but can I use Software Update on my Hackintosh to update the OS to 10.10? I couldn't find any "Updating Guides" here on the site, only the (excellent) installation guides.

Many thanks,

Steve
 
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Hi,

I'm happily running OSX 10.8.5, but increasingly I'm coming across apps which require 10.9 or even 10.10.

Software Update shows that Yosemite is available to download.... but can I use Software Update on my Hackintosh to update the OS to 10.10? I couldn't find any "Updating Guides" here on the site, only the (excellent) installation guides.

Many thanks,

Steve

You have to download Yosemite, make bootable USB. Then install it.


Note:- Personally i am not recommending an update between two major versions, it may lead to lot of troubles. Fresh install is the best option.
 

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Hi,

I'm happily running OSX 10.8.5, but increasingly I'm coming across apps which require 10.9 or even 10.10.

Software Update shows that Yosemite is available to download.... but can I use Software Update on my Hackintosh to update the OS to 10.10? I couldn't find any "Updating Guides" here on the site, only the (excellent) installation guides.

Many thanks,

Steve

When you use a hack to run OS X then the software update feature does not work as it does on a real Apple machine - instead to go from Mountain Lion to Yosemite you must follow the 10.10 Installation guide.

10.10 Installation Guide said:
Before You Begin

1. Register here at tonymacx86! If you don't have a user account, create one!
2. Get our latest MultiBeast and UniBeast tools from the downloads section.
3. Purchase a 8GB or larger USB drive.
4. Do a full backup of your system

The following guide is meant as a fresh installation method. To perform an update from OS X Mavericks to OS X Yosemite, saving system settings, data, and apps follow this guide.

Backing up is very important - it is possible to install over the top of an older version of OS X (update) but a full new fresh installation is often easier and better. Please read the last paragraph in the quoted section, including the link to perform an update. Might be worth considering a fresh install on a new SSD or HDD.

Good luck

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Thanks to everyone who's replied so far. :)

In terms of performing a fresh install, the 10.10 guides state "8GB or greater USB Drive" - I assume I'll be fine with my little USB > SATA bridge cable and an external 200GB HDD? In terms of mounting it's always "just worked" in the past, no drivers needed or anything.

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You can actually update through the OS X Yosemite 10.10 installer app if you are using Clover bootloader. Simply select the drive to install 10.10 on and then reboot. Clover should detect "Installer OS X Yosemite" or something similar. It worked for me when I updated from 10.8.5 to 10.9.5 so it might work with 10.10. If you are using Chameleon/Chimera though, you're out of luck. You need to make a USB Flash drive Installer.

Hope this helps

- Matt
 
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