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zjazz
Oct 12, 2012, 01:05 PM
I want to make a USB ML install drive but my RMBP came already with ML, and since it was already installed I can not re-download it from App store, it wouldn't show it my previous purchases. I searched the forum but couldn't find a solution. Do you guys know how I can download it so I can put it on USB drive for quicker install? Thanks!



ramram55
Oct 12, 2012, 01:44 PM
here you are
http://osxdaily.com/2012/07/26/redownload-os-x-mountain-lion-mac-app-store/

zjazz
Oct 12, 2012, 02:06 PM
here you are
http://osxdaily.com/2012/07/26/redownload-os-x-mountain-lion-mac-app-store/
Thank you for reply but it's not working. Like I mentioned before there is no option to Re-Download it since I've never purchased it in first place, it would not show in purchases history. It was already installed when I bought the computer, so I can not see it in my previous purchases.

zjazz
Oct 12, 2012, 06:52 PM
So no one knows how to download ML if your computer came with it preinstalled? What if I dont have internet when I need to clean install os x, am I really stuck with only that option?

BlaqkAudio
Oct 12, 2012, 07:01 PM
I couldn't find an ML specific guide, but I'm guessing you can follow this guide for Macs that shipped with Lion: http://www.macworld.com/article/1165337/create_a_bootable_lion_install_drive_for_newer_macs.html

You'll need an external drive with at least 12 GB free space

ramram55
Oct 13, 2012, 09:28 AM
Sorry to give the wrong info.
go to an apple store or call 800 apple number, see if they can help you.
I understand if you go to apple store (brick and mortar store) along with your macbook pro and a sd card or usb drive 8gb one, you can get an ML osx physically in your hand.

Simplicated
Oct 13, 2012, 10:14 AM
Try this tutorial.
http://derflounder.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/downloading-lion-os-installers-for-your-specific-mac-model/

Weaselboy
Oct 13, 2012, 10:37 AM
So no one knows how to download ML if your computer came with it preinstalled? What if I dont have internet when I need to clean install os x, am I really stuck with only that option?

This process (http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20110831105634716&query=lion+usb) will get the installer DMG for you. Then use this free app (http://blog.gete.net/lion-diskmaker-us/) to make a USB installer from the DMG.

zjazz
Oct 13, 2012, 06:24 PM
Thanks everyone for your help! :):):)
Now I'm going to put it on USB drive:)