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Unable to Download OS X Maverick

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I am unable to dowload OS X Maverick on a MAC Book Pro 15 inch Early 2008 which had OS X Lion.

The laptop meets the specs for Maverick

Starts to download as i can see it in the monitoring app but then cuts out and say try again.  

Looked through many forum but unable to find a soultion
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Do you have enough free space on your hard drive?

Check the Energy Saver prefs panel and make sure it is set so that your computer is not going to sleep.
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yes, has enough free space and does not go to sleep.  So it starts downloading at around 3mb/s and then after about 1 or 2 mins just cuts out.
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Maybe the Apple servers are busy. You could try a bit later.
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been trying for the past week,
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Try opening Launchpad, find the page containing the Mavericks icon and hold the Option button on your keyboard. Once you do, an X should appear right next to the icon. Click the X and try restarting the download in the App Store.

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-fix-a-broken-os-x-mavericks-download/#ixzz2o3Z9zyq5
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i have tried that too,  I have been through most of the forum and tried them all - nothing seems to work.
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Have console open when you start the download and see if there are any error messages when it quits.
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Also, open disk utility and run Verify Disk and Repair Permissions on your hard drive.

Does Verify Disk show your drive to have any errors?
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Ran the Repair which finished.  Then tried to download again and get the following error message in the console

10:15:15 AM Storeagent:
ISSStoreURLOperation: Expected bytes (5290062380) did not match actual  (995096418) ! setting error. See 9215068
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What was the result of Verify Disk?
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It may be a problem with your ISP. What sort of a connection do you have? Have you tried downloading it elsewhere? At work? At an internet cafe? Local Starbucks?
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I am at work,  but i can download other free apps with no issues
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by:jeff_e_holmes
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I have also done a repair on the volume and HD and all seems to be ok.
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by:strung
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Here are several more suggestions. If one works, please let us know:

https://discussions.apple.com/message/15693566#15693566

(The link above suggests that the Quest 2Wire modems block downloads larger than 2 GB)

In any case, try downloading somewhere else - Apple Store, Starbucks, from home, Internet Cafe...
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Also, if you have virus software, try turning it off.
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So the problem was the ISP - it would get to 995mb and then cut out.  Took it home and worked.  Maverick is installed.  

  Thanks again for your suggestions
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