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How to Re-download ML if it's already installed

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by zjazz, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. zjazz, Oct 12, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012

    macrumors regular

    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!
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  3. zjazz, Oct 12, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012

    macrumors regular

    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.
  4. macrumors regular

    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?
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  6. macrumors 6502

    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.
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  8. macrumors demi-god


    This process will get the installer DMG for you. Then use this free app to make a USB installer from the DMG.
  9. macrumors regular

    Thanks everyone for your help! :):):)
    Now I'm going to put it on USB drive:)

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