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plucky duck
Aug 10, 2012, 01:36 PM
I upgraded from Lion to ML before I thought about creating a key. Does the is leave the installation file on the ssd afterthe install or is it automatically deleted? If possible can someone please direct me to a step by step guide on how to proceed and what software to use? Thanks.



ramram55
Aug 10, 2012, 01:42 PM
you have to re download the osx from mac store

http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/17/make-bootable-os-x-10-8-mountain-lion-usb-install-drive/

Weaselboy
Aug 10, 2012, 02:01 PM
I upgraded from Lion to ML before I thought about creating a key. Does the is leave the installation file on the ssd afterthe install or is it automatically deleted? If possible can someone please direct me to a step by step guide on how to proceed and what software to use? Thanks.

It gets deleted after you do the install. Just redownload from the App Store and use this free app (http://blog.gete.net/lion-diskmaker-us/) to make your USB key.

plucky duck
Aug 10, 2012, 02:26 PM
Much thanks! If I create the USB key from my Air, will I be able to use the key on both the Air and my iMac or do I need a separate key just for iMac?

Stonefly
Aug 10, 2012, 02:29 PM
Or you can use disk utility to make your usb key. Just follow these easy 4 steps in the pic. Is how I make mine. You can use the key on both.

http://i.imgur.com/viZ1P.png

ramram55
Aug 10, 2012, 02:42 PM
Much thanks! If I create the USB key from my Air, will I be able to use the key on both the Air and my iMac or do I need a separate key just for iMac?
1 key will do.