Just bought MacBook Air... How to update to 10.8.2?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Farplaner, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I purchased the MBA at apple store online and received it today... Everything is working great, except when I went to do a Software Update, it sent me to the App Store, and when I went to Mountain Lion, it's asking me to pay $19.99

    Well, the MBA came with mountain lion! I shouldn't have to pay again. Any advice? Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 603

    justperry

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    Did you register the MBA or input your AppleID?

    Not a refurb is it, it's the 2012 model.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes I did register my email address when prompted at first boot up.

    Edit: and yes, it's the current model.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    I bought a refurb 2012 last week and it updated fine without any questons.

    Call Apple.
     
  5. macrumors 601

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    If it's already a ML, all you have to do is :apple: -> SOFTWARE UPDATE.

    If it came with Lion, then follow THIS PROCEDURE.
     
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    Go to the Apple menu and choose About This Mac to see which version you have. If the machine came from Apple then it should already have 10.8, in which case Apple > Software Update'll do it.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It came from Apple, with Mountain Lion. When I did software updates the 10.8.2 update did not show up.

    When going to about this Mac it showed the version as 10.8...
     
  8. Farplaner, Dec 20, 2012
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    OK. I called Apple Support. They had me go through the troubleshooting steps (went through safe mode, checked version numbers, etc).

    And eventually the support person told me to just download the update from the apple support site manually, and the next time Apple releases an update the app store should recognize that I'm running Mountain Lion. If not, they can get the laptop looked at.

    I guess we'll see what happens...

    Edit 1: Oh come on, when I tried to run update 10.8.2, it says it requires 10.8.1, so here I am downloading 10.8.1 first...

    Edit 2: After installing 10.8.1 and 10.8.2, the App Store now shows that there are updates available (Safari/iTunes/MBA Update 2.0), so I think this is resolved! (Hopefully, the real test comes when Apple releases 10.8.3...)
     
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    That is... really weird. Software Update is a bit buggy in ML but I haven't seen it that bad!
     
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  11. macrumors regular

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    He is. No one in the thread told him to download the Combo updater vs the Delta. The 10.8.2 Delta would certainly have required 10.8.1.
     

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