Hello all, I tried sifting a bit to find a thread that would cover this specific topic but was unable to locate one. I purchased a cMBP about a month ago and just a few days ago purchased an SSD and RAM upgrade. Now, my specific problem is that I'm unsure how to get Mountain Lion onto this new SSD. I used an older HP 500GB portable HDD and set it up to be used as a Time Machine drive last night. After speaking to a Best Buy "Geek" last night, I was told to purchase a 16GB flash drive and create a bootable recovery drive so that I when I installed the SSD, I could boot Mountain Lion from this drive and then use the 500GB Time Machine drive to reacquire my apps, settings, etc. The issue I'm having with this procedure is that in the detailed instructions he gave me, using an app called Lion DiskMaker, it instructs the user to make a copy of the OS from the purchased Mountain Lion Installer in the Applications menu. My Macbook came pre-installed with Mountain Lion and there is no Installer app in my Applications menu. I am basically trying to figure what I should do at this point and any advice woud be greatly appreciated.