Fresh Install of ML

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by TheMTtakeover, May 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I know its not out yet, but when it does come out what is the best way of doing a fresh install?

    If I buy it from the APP store and then I erase my OS and do the internet recovery does it detect that I purchased ML or will it load Lion because that is what my mac came with?
     
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    kemo

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    sanke1

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    It should depend on the Version of OSX recovery installed. If 10.7 was installed, the recovery will download 10.7 after you enter and verify with your apple ID. Same goes for 10.8

    But best way to install is from a bootable USB install disk. It's faster and you can wipe your system clean of recovery partition and start from scratch.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Same process as getting a clean install of Lion.

    Download installer > extract .dmg > burn boot disc > load from boot disc > erase HD with Disk Utility > install ML.
     

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