Newbie wanting to upgrade to Mountain Lion

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by vim147, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2011
    Ive got a 2011 Mac Mini 8GB ram 2.3ghz with Lion.

    Been on the Apple site and the upgrade to Mountain Lion is only £13.99. Although i think i dont really need it, just wondering if i upgrade to it then will it wipe all my personal files or apps ?

    I'll only upgrade if its hassle free.
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Lots of people might recommend against going from Snow Leopard to Lion, because of the big UI changes. Can't think of any reason you wouldn't want to go from Lion to Mountain Lion, though.

    And yes, it's hassle-free. Usually. Just back-up your stuff first, and then you've got nothing to worry about.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2011
    Will it definitely wipe my personal files off though ??
    Also how long will it take to upgrade ?

    Do I lose all my settings aswell such as desktop etc ?
  4. macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2012
    United States
    There's a few nice refinements in ML (Safari being just one out of the bunch) and since it's free for you to upgrade it's definitely worth it. You SHOULD always backup even when you're 100 certain that nothing will go wrong. You can just download ML from the Mac App Store and the install will begin automatically. It will archive all your existing files, install ML and put everything back upon arrival to the desktop.
  5. Guest

    Apr 17, 2005
    Currently in Switzerland
    Nope, an upgrade will keep everything in place. Only a wipe and install would erase your files.

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