Upgrading your Mac to a newer version of the Mac operating system may seem like a simple process, but it can take a bit of time and patience.
This article will walk you through the process and explain how to upgrade the bwx technologies, which are used in Mac OS X. In this article we’ll be looking at:Mac OS X 10.7.3-rc1, bwx, and Mac OSX 10.8.2-rc5In this tutorial, we’ll use the following examples to walk you step by step through the upgrade process.
You can use the same steps as we did for the Mac 10.6.4 version of this tutorial.
Before you begin:If you have already upgraded your Mac from 10.5 to 10.9, you can skip ahead to the next step.
If you’re already upgrading to Mac OS 10.10, you’ll need to do the following:Install the bpx update packageInstall the firmware updater packageInstall your Mac OS Extended (10.10.3 or later) image of 10.0.5 or laterDownload the installer from the Mac OS Developer siteInstall the latest bwx update package, located at Apple.comIf you don’t already have an image of the latest firmware update, you should install the latest image from the Software Updates site.
Once you have downloaded and installed the installer, you will be prompted to install a Mac OS image.
If you have previously downloaded a 10.x-based image and installed it, you won’t need to reinstall it here.
Install the new image from your local machineOnce the installer has completed installing, you may be asked to restart your computer.
If it hasn’t restarted yet, just wait a few minutes and your computer should reboot.
Now we’re going to go through each step in detail.
Step 1: The “bwx” technologiesYou can upgrade to the latest version of bwx by clicking on the “Update” icon on the top right of the window, then selecting the “Choose a release” option.
You will see a list of technologies that are supported.
If it’s an older version of 10, you might need to check this first.
You’ll also need to select which technologies to upgrade to.
If this isn’t done, the upgrade will fail.
Step 2: Selecting a release version to upgradeTo upgrade to a new release, click on the Release tab on the left of the menu.
Step 3: Creating a MacOS Extended (Mac OS 10,10.8,10,10 Mac OS) imageFor this tutorial we’re using a 10,8.1 Mac OS, so we’ll assume we’re on 10.3.7 as the release version.
To create a new Mac OS (10,8), click on “File” from the menu and select “New File”.
Step 4: Creating your MacOS (10.,10.7) imageOnce the new Mac image is created, we can now select the “Add a new image” option and enter the following information.
Step 5: Adding a new bwx technologyTo add a new technology, click the “File>Add New Technology” button, then click on a technology name.
Once the technology is added, click “Next”.
Step 6: Creating the image for the new technologyTo create the image, go to “Image” in the menu bar and select an existing image.
Step 7: Creating an image for each of the technologiesIn the image section, click one of the following options to create a “new image”.
Step 8: Creating individual technologiesFor each technology, we will create a separate image for it.
Step 9: Adding individual technologiesIn this step, we’re creating individual technologies.
For each individual technology, you need to click on one of these options:Step 10: Creating images for each technologyTo change the image of a technology, simply click on it from the image menu.
The image will be saved in a folder named “technology_file”.
Step 11: Saving and reinstalling the technologiesWe can reinstall the technologies in each of these folders to make sure we have the latest versions of the technology.
Step 12: Using a different technology on your MacAs a last step, you could save the technologies you’re upgrading to and reinstall them on a different Mac.
Step 13: Saving your imagesStep 14: Creating backupsStep 15: Using backup toolsStep 16: Restoring your Mac’s imagesNow that you have all of your technology images, you’re ready to restore your images and restore your Mac.
To restore your current Mac OS images:Open the “Backup” menu in the Utilities folder and select the MacOS images folder.
Step 17: Select “Reboot from Mac OS” to restart the Mac.
Once it’s restarted, your Mac should reboot again.